front

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front is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
front

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /fɹʌnt/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
front

Plural
fronts

  1. Opposite of back.
  2. The side of something that faces the direction it normally moves.
  3. The side of a building with the building's main entrance.
  4. In meteorology, the area where cold and warm air meet. When they meet it often causes rain to form.
  5. In military usage:
    1. The direction of the enemy.
    2. An area where armies are fighting.

Adjective[change]

Positive
front

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Located at or near the front.
    When leaving the house, it is important to lock the front door.

Verb[change]

Plain form
front

Third-person singular
fronts

Past tense
fronted

Past participle
fronted

Present participle
fronting

  1. To lead a group.
    The singer Bono fronts the band U2.
  2. To give something to someone before they can pay for it.
    Since Tom did not have any money, Bill fronted him dinner and Tom paid him back the next day.