1. [ noun ] the immediate proximity of someone or something
Synonyms: presence

"she blushed in his presence" "he sensed the presence of danger" "he was well behaved in front of company"

Related terms: proximity
2. [ noun ] the side that is forward or prominent
Synonyms: forepart front_end
Related terms: rear side forefront
3. [ noun ] the side that is seen or that goes first
Related terms: rear side facade nose shopfront shirtfront bow nose face nose_cone frontispiece
4. [ noun ] a sphere of activity involving effort

"the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front" "they advertise on many different fronts"

Related terms: sphere
5. [ noun ] (military) the line along which opposing armies face each other
Synonyms: front_line battlefront
Related terms: line battlefield
6. [ noun ] a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
Synonyms: movement social_movement

"he was a charter member of the movement" "politicians have to respect a mass movement" "he led the national liberation front"

Related terms: social_group reform_movement boy_scouts political_movement cultural_movement falun_gong religious_movement civil_rights_movement zionism fighting_french common_front artistic_movement
7. [ adjective ] relating to or located in the front

"the front lines" "the front porch"

Related terms: back forward advance foremost frontal ante first anterior fore
8. [ noun ] (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
Related terms: atmospheric_phenomenon cold_front warm_front occluded_front meteorology
9. [ noun ] a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
Synonyms: figurehead nominal_head straw_man strawman front_man
Related terms: deceiver
10. [ noun ] the outward appearance of a person

"he put up a bold front"

Related terms: appearance
11. [ noun ] the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer

"he walked to the front of the stage"

Related terms: back position
12. [ verb ] face in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
Synonyms: face look

"The house looks north" "My backyard look onto the pond" "The building faces the park"

Related terms: back lie lie confront face frontage
13. [ verb ] confront bodily
Synonyms: breast

"breast the storm"

Related terms: confront
14. [ adjective ] located anteriorly
Synonyms: fore
Related terms: anterior
Similar spelling:   frontal