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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Front  \Front\,  n. 
  1.  (Fort.)  All  the  works  along  one  side  of  the  polygon 
  inclosing  the  site  which  is  fortified. 
 
  2.  (Phon.)  The  middle  of  the  upper  part  of  the  tongue,  --  the 
  part  of  the  tongue  which  is  more  or  less  raised  toward  the 
  palate  in  the  pronunciation  of  certain  sounds,  as  the 
  vowel  i  in  machine,  e  in  bed,  and  consonant  y  in  you  See 
  Guide  to  Pronunciation,  [sect]10. 
 
  3.  The  call  boy  whose  turn  it  is  to  answer  the  call  which  is 
  often  the  word  ``front,''  used  as  an  exclamation.  [Hotel 
  Cant] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Front  \Front\,  v.  t. 
  To  have  or  turn  the  face  or  front  in  any  direction;  as  the 
  house  fronts  toward  the  east. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Front  \Front\,  n.  [F.  frant  forehead,  L.  frons,  frontis  perh. 
  akin  to  E.  brow.] 
  1.  The  forehead  or  brow,  the  part  of  the  face  above  the  eyes; 
  sometimes  also  the  whole  face. 
 
  Bless'd  with  his  father's  front,  his  mother's 
  tongue.  --Pope. 
 
  Grim-visaged  war  hath  smoothed  his  wrinkled  front. 
  --Shak. 
 
  His  front  yet  threatens,  and  his  frowns  command. 
  --Prior. 
 
  2.  The  forehead,  countenance,  or  personal  presence,  as 
  expressive  of  character  or  temper,  and  especially,  of 
  boldness  of  disposition,  sometimes  of  impudence;  seeming; 
  as  a  bold  front;  a  hardened  front. 
 
  With  smiling  fronts  encountering.  --Shak. 
 
  The  inhabitants  showed  a  bold  front.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  The  part  or  surface  of  anything  which  seems  to  look  out 
  or  to  be  directed  forward;  the  fore  or  forward  part  the 
  foremost  rank;  the  van;  --  the  opposite  to  back  or  rear; 
  as  the  front  of  a  house;  the  front  of  an  army. 
 
  Had  he  his  hurts  before?  Ay  on  the  front.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  position  directly  before  the  face  of  a  person,  or  before 
  the  foremost  part  of  a  thing  as  in  front  of  un  person, 
  of  the  troops,  or  of  a  house. 
 
  5.  The  most  conspicuous  part 
 
  The  very  head  and  front  of  my  offending.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  That  which  covers  the  foremost  part  of  the  head:  a  front 
  piece  of  false  hair  worn  by  women. 
 
  Like  any  plain  Miss  Smith's,  who  wears  s  front. 
  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  7.  The  beginning.  ``Summer's  front.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Bastioned  front}  (Mil.),  a  curtain  connerting  two  half 
  bastions. 
 
  {Front  door},  the  door  in  the  front  wall  of  a  building, 
  usually  the  principal  entrance. 
 
  {Front  of  fortification},  the  works  constructed  upon  any  one 
  side  of  a  polygon.  --Farrow. 
 
  {Front  of  operations},  all  that  part  of  the  field  of 
  operations  in  front  of  the  successive  positions  occupied 
  by  the  army  as  it  moves  forward.  --Farrow. 
 
  {To  come  to  the  front},  to  attain  prominence  or  leadership. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Front  \Front\,  a. 
  Of  or  relating  to  the  front  or  forward  part  having  a 
  position  in  front;  foremost;  as  a  front  view. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Front  \Front\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fronted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fronting}.] 
  1.  To  oppose  face  to  face;  to  oppose  directly;  to  meet  in  a 
  hostile  manner. 
 
  You  four  shall  front  them  in  the  narrow  lane. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  appear  before  to  meet 
 
  [Enid]  daily  fronted  him  In  some  fresh  splendor. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  face  toward;  to  have  the  front  toward;  to  confront;  as 
  the  house  fronts  the  street. 
 
  And  then  suddenly  front  the  changed  reality.  --J. 
  Morley. 
 
  4.  To  stand  opposed  or  opposite  to  or  over  against  as  his 
  house  fronts  the  church. 
 
  5.  To  adorn  in  front;  to  supply  a  front  to  as  to  front  a 
  house  with  marble;  to  front  a  head  with  laurel. 
 
  Yonder  walls,  that  pertly  front  your  town.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  front 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  located  in  the  front;  "the  front  lines";  "the 
  front  porch"  [syn:  {front(a)}]  [ant:  {back(a)}] 
  2:  located  anteriorly  [syn:  {fore(a)},  {front(a)}] 
  n  1:  the  immediate  proximity  of  someone  or  something  "she 
  blushed  in  his  presence";  "he  sensed  the  presence  of 
  danger";  "he  was  well  behaved  in  front  of  company"  [syn: 
  {presence}] 
  2:  the  side  that  is  forward  or  prominent  [syn:  {front  end},  {forepart}] 
  [ant:  {rear}] 
  3:  the  side  that  is  seen  or  that  goes  first  [ant:  {rear}] 
  4:  a  sphere  of  activity  involving  effort;  "the  Japanese  were 
  active  last  week  on  the  diplomatic  front";  "they  advertise 
  on  many  different  fronts" 
  5:  the  line  along  which  opposing  armies  face  each  other  [syn:  {battlefront}, 
  {front  line}] 
  6:  a  group  of  people  with  a  common  ideology  who  try  together  to 
  achieve  certain  general  goals;  "he  was  a  charter  member  of 
  the  movement";  "politicians  have  to  respect  a  mass 
  movement";  "he  led  the  national  liberation  front"  [syn:  {movement}] 
  7:  the  atmospheric  phenomenon  created  at  the  boundary  between 
  two  different  air  masses 
  8:  a  person  used  as  a  cover  for  some  questionable  activity 
  [syn:  {front  man},  {figurehead},  {nominal  head},  {straw 
  man}] 
  9:  the  outward  appearance  of  a  person;  "he  put  up  a  bold  front" 
  10:  the  part  of  something  that  is  nearest  to  the  normal  viewer; 
  "he  walked  to  the  front  of  the  stage"  [ant:  {back}] 
  v  1:  face  in  a  certain  direction,  often  with  respect  to  another 
  reference  point;  be  opposite  to  "The  house  looks 
  north";  "My  backyard  look  onto  the  pond";  "The  building 
  faces  the  park"  [syn:  {look},  {face}]  [ant:  {back}] 
  2:  confront  bodily;  "breast  the  storm"  [syn:  {breast}] 




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