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Definition 1: the side that is seen or that goes first - [noun denoting artifact]

(front is a kind of ...) an extended outer surface of an object

"he turned the box over to examine the bottom side" "they painted all four sides of the house"

(... is a kind of front ) the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows

(... is a kind of front ) the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket)

"he had spilled catsup on his shirtfront"

(... is a kind of front ) front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere

(... is a kind of front ) the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon

"he ducked under the nose of the gun"

(... is a kind of front ) a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)

"the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"

(... is a kind of front ) front illustration facing the title page of a book

(... is a kind of front ) the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)

"he dealt the cards face down"

(... is a kind of front ) the face or front of a building

(... is a kind of front ) front part of a vessel or aircraft

"he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

Definition 2: the outward appearance of a person - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put up a bold front

(front is a kind of ...) a mental representation

"I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

Definition 3: a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals - [noun denoting group]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for front in the sense of this definition

(front is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of front ) a movement intended to bring about religious reforms

(... is a kind of front ) a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms

(... is a kind of front ) a group of people working together to achieve a political goal

(... is a kind of front ) a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices

(... is a kind of front ) a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)

(... is a kind of front ) a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals

(... is a kind of front ) a movement in which several individuals or groups with different interests join together

"the unions presented a common front at the bargaining table"

(... is a kind of front ) movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens

(... is a kind of front ) an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys

(... is a kind of front ) a group of artists who agree on general principles

(... is a kind of front ) a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic

(... is a kind of front ) a movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine

Definition 4: the side that is forward or prominent - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for front in the sense of this definition

(front is a kind of ...) a surface forming part of the outside of an object

"he examined all sides of the crystal" "dew dripped from the face of the leaf" "they travelled across the face of the continent"

(... is a kind of front ) the part in the front or nearest the viewer

"he was in the forefront" "he was at the head of the column"

Definition 5: the line along which opposing armies face each other - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for front in the sense of this definition

(front is a kind of ...) a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)

"they attacked the enemy's line"

(... is part of front) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought

"they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

Definition 6: the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer - [noun denoting location]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he walked to the front of the stage

(front is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

Definition 7: the immediate proximity of someone or something - [noun denoting location]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for front in the sense of this definition

(front is a kind of ...) the region close around a person or thing

Definition 8: a person used as a cover for some questionable activity - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for front in the sense of this definition

(front is a kind of ...) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

Definition 9: (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(front is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere

(... is a kind of front ) the front of an advancing mass of warmer air

(... is a kind of front ) the front of an advancing mass of colder air

(... is a kind of front ) (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft

(front belongs to category ...) the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

Definition 10: a sphere of activity involving effort - [noun denoting state]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(front is a kind of ...) a particular environment or walk of life

"his social sphere is limited" "it was a closed area of employment" "he's out of my orbit"

Definition 11: confront bodily - [verb of competition]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • breast the storm

Synonyms for front in the sense of this definition

(front is a kind of ...) oppose, as in hostility or a competition

"You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

Definition 12: be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to - [verb of stative]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for front in the sense of this definition

(front is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

(... is a kind of front ) be face to face with

"The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"

(front has a similar meaning as ...) be opposite

"the facing page" "the two sofas face each other"

Definition 13: relating to or located in the front - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where front or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the front lines
  • the front porch

(front is similar to ...) situated ahead or going before

"an advance party" "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"

(front is similar to ...) preceding all others in spatial position

"the foremost compartment of the ship"

(front is similar to ...) meeting front to front

"a frontal attack" "a head-on collision"

(means also ...) of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body

(means also ...) preceding all others in time or space or degree

"the first house on the right" "the first day of spring" "his first political race" "her first baby" "the first time" "the first meetings of the new party" "the first phase of his training"

(means also ...) situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

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