front[ fruhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF front
Synonyms for front
- in the foreground
Antonyms for front
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRONT
Will madame be so good to enter our petit salon at the front, n'est-ce-pas?
I fetched up at an exit on the side street, and there they were directly in front of me.
Then they heard fresh howls and yells in front as well as behind.
In front of Judge Gould's office the combat was at its height.
Wagons halted in front of the locality, and were soon piled with spectators.
When it is cold, the dog finds a spot in front of the stove.
"I'll see you later," said Grace, as they paused for a moment in front of Vinton's.
It was then that he again came to the front to advocate a just cause.
He found Andy sitting in front of the table staring down at his hands.
I'm fond of Austin, God knows--but all my life he has been put in front of me.
late 13c., "forehead," from Old French front "forehead, brow" (12c.), from Latin frontem (nominative frons) "forehead, brow, front; facade, forepart; appearance," perhaps literally "that which projects," from PIE *bhront-, from root *bhren- "to project, stand out." Or from PIE *ser-, "base of prepositions and preverbs with the basic meaning 'above, over, up, upper'" [Watkins].
Sense of "foremost part of anything" developed in Latin. The military sense of "foremost part of an army" (mid-14c.) led to the meaning "field of operations in contact with the enemy" (1660s). Home front is from 1919. Sense of "public facade" is from 1891; that of "something serving as a cover for illegal activities" is from 1905. Meteorological sense first recorded 1921. Front yard first attested 1767.