[frʌnt] noun I
1) the front
[singular] the surface of something that faces forwards
Go round to the front (= of the building) and I'll let you in.[/ex]
Attach a recent photograph to the front of your application.[/ex]
a book with a picture of a tiger on the front[/ex]
2) the front
[singular] the part of something that is nearest the direction it faces
If you can't see the blackboard, come and sit at the front.[/ex]
Tom was sitting at the front of the bus.[/ex]
He had signed his name in the front of the book.[/ex]
3) [C] a particular aspect of a situation
There's bad news on the job front – two factories are going to close.[/ex]
His main problems were in maths and science, but he has made progress on both fronts.[/ex]
4) [C] an organization or activity that exists in order to hide something that is secret or illegal
They kept a shop as a front for dealing in stolen goods.[/ex]
5) [singular] behaviour that is not sincere because you want to hide your real feelings
He always pretended he didn't care but we knew it was just a front.[/ex]
She's putting on a brave front, but she's really very worried.[/ex]
6) [C] a front line in a war
7) [C] technical
a line where a large area of cold air meets a large area of warm air
front of house — 1) the parts of a theatre, cinema, or concert hall that the audience uses; 2) the activities in a theatre, cinema, or concert hall that involve dealing with members of the public[/ex]
in front — 1) a little further forwards than someone or something else[/ex]
I overtook the car in front.[/ex]

— 2) winning a competition, game, or election that is not yet finished

Owen scored to put his team in front.[/ex]
in front of sb — 1) if something is in front of you, it is in a position where you can see it if you look forwards[/ex]
In front of her, the motorway stretched for miles.[/ex]

— 2) in a situation where someone is there with you

I would never say this in front of my mother.[/ex]

— 3) in a situation where someone is watching you do something

The match took place in front of a crowd of 60,000 people.[/ex]
in front of sth — 1) into a place where a moving vehicle might hit you[/ex]
He stepped into the road in front of a bus.[/ex]

— 2) in a position where you can see a particular thing when you look forwards

She just sits in front of the television all day long.[/ex]
up front — if you pay money up front, you pay it before you have received the goods that you are buying, or before someone starts to do work for you[/ex]
I'll need £500 up front for the cost of materials.[/ex]
back III
front */*/*/[frʌnt]
at, in, or on the front of something
You can go and play in the front garden.[/ex]
the front seat of the car[/ex]
front legs/paws[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • front — [ frɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1080; lat. frons I ♦ 1 ♦ Partie supérieure de la face humaine, comprise entre les sourcils et la racine des cheveux, et s étendant d une tempe à l autre. Un front haut, élevé, large, bombé, fuyant. Les rides du front. Cheveux sur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • front — FRONT. s. m. La partie du visage qui est depuis la racine des cheveux jusqu aux sourcils. Grand front. large front. front elevé. front ouvert. front serein. front descouvert. front majestueux. on lit sur son front, on voit sur son front. avoir… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • FRONT TV — FRONT is an international broadcast design and branding firm for television, film and interactive media. FRONT specializes in creative thinking, network branding, station IDS, film titles, 2D 3D animation, web, print, and sound design. FRONT is… …   Wikipedia

  • Front — (fr[u^]nt), n. [F. frant forehead, L. frons, frontis; perh. akin to E. brow.] 1. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face. [1913 Webster] Bless d with his father s front, his mother s tongue. Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • front — FRONT, fronturi, s.n. 1. Loc unde se dau lupte militare în timp de război; totalitatea forţelor militare care operează pe câmpul de luptă sub o comandă unică. ♢ expr. A rupe (sau a sparge) frontul = a rupe linia de apărare a inamicului, a… …   Dicționar Român

  • Front — may refer to:* The Front , a 1976 film * The Hybrid Front, a Sega Mega Drive strategy game * The Front (The Simpsons episode) * Front (identity) for a blacklisted artist * Front (magazine) * Front (military), an area where armies are engaged in… …   Wikipedia

  • front — ► NOUN 1) the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen first. 2) the position directly ahead. 3) the forward facing part of a person s body. 4) any face of a building, especially that of the main entrance:… …   English terms dictionary

  • Front — Front, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fronting}.] 1. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner. [1913 Webster] You four shall front them in the narrow lane. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To appear before;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • front — front1 [frunt] n. [ME < OFr < L frons (gen. frontis), forehead, front < IE * bhren , to project > OE brant, steep, high] 1. Now Rare a) the forehead b) the face; countenance 2. a) attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicati …   English World dictionary

  • Front — Front …   Wikipedia Español

  • Front — Sf Vorderseite, vordere Reihe std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. front m., dieses aus l. frōns (frontis) Stirn, vordere Linie . Das Substantiv im Deutschen weitgehend festgelegt auf vorderste Kriegslinie . Adjektiv: frontal.    Ebenso… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”