|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|2.||[ noun ] the side that is forward or prominent|
|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"
|5.||[ noun ] (military) the line along which opposing armies face each other|
|Related terms:||line battlefield|
|6.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|
|10.||[ noun ] the outward appearance of a person|
"he put up a bold front"
|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|
"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|
"breast the storm"
|14.||[ adjective ] located anteriorly|