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Fronting the landing place are five trees, among which, he said, the money was hid.

The one fronting on the fire escape was closed and tightly fastened.

Fronting the bookcase was the biggest table that Cassy had ever seen.

Don and I were sitting with Jane between us, and the figure of Tako fronting us.

The Bund is broad, fronting the water, and is a popular thoroughfare.

The blacksmith's forge was in a shed beside the house, and fronting the road.

The coachman stopped at a large hotel, fronting upon this square.

Fronting the first page was a faded woodcut, the portrait of a woman.

It was on the left, fronting Strickland's and Moore's, on the breastworks.

"Now, let me tell you the fact," Mr. Pole came to a halt, fronting her.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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