(noun, adjective, verb)


1. relating to or located in the front

- the front lines

- the front porch

Similar word(s): anterior, advance, advanced, foremost, frontmost, frontal, first, fore

Sentences with front as an adjective:

- The front runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor.


1. the side that is forward or prominent

Similar word(s): forepart

Definition categories: location, face, side

2. the line along which opposing armies face each other

Similar word(s): battlefront

Definition categories: location, line

3. the outward appearance of a person

- he put up a bold front

Definition categories: thought, appearance

4. the side that is seen or that goes first

Definition categories: man–made, side

5. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

Similar word(s): figurehead

Definition categories: person, beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster

6. a sphere of activity involving effort

- the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front

- they advertise on many different fronts

Definition categories: state, area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

7. (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses

Definition categories: phenomenon

8. the immediate proximity of someone or something

- he was well behaved in front of company

Similar word(s): presence

Definition categories: location, proximity

9. the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer

- he walked to the front of the stage

Definition categories: location, place, position

10. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

- he led the national liberation front

Similar word(s): movement

Definition categories: group

Sentences with front as a noun:

- Officially it's a dry-cleaning shop, but everyone knows it's a front for the mafia.

- He says he likes hip-hop, but I think it's just a front.

- You don't need to put on a front. Just be yourself.


1. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

Similar word(s): face, look

Definition categories: stative, lie

2. confront bodily

Similar word(s): breast

Definition categories: competition, confront, face