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Definitions of front word
- noun front the foremost part or surface of anything. 1
- noun front the part or side of anything that faces forward: the front of a jacket. 1
- noun front the part or side of anything, as a building, that seems to look out or to be directed forward: He sat in the front of the restaurant. 1
- noun front any side or face, as of a building. 1
- noun front a façade, considered with respect to its architectural treatment or material: a cast-iron front. 1
- noun front a property line along a street or the like: a fifty-foot front. 1
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Origin of front
First appearance:before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English frount, front < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin front- (stem of frōns) forehead, brow, front
Parts of speech for Front
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
front usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for front
- overlook — to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word.
- overlay — to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum.
- confront — If you are confronted with a problem, task, or difficulty, you have to deal with it.
- cover — If you cover something, you place something else over it in order to protect it, hide it, or close it.
- face — the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin.
- obverse — the side of a coin, medal, flag, etc., that bears the principal design (opposed to reverse).
- opposite — situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing: opposite ends of a room.
- visible — that can be seen; perceptible to the eye: mountains visible in the distance.
- anterior — Anterior describes a part of the body that is situated at or towards the front of another part.
- beginning — The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it.
- facade — Architecture. the front of a building, especially an imposing or decorative one. any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accordingly.
- top — Technical/Office Protocol
- bow — When you bow to someone, you briefly bend your body towards them as a formal way of greeting them or showing respect.
- breast — A woman's breasts are the two soft, round parts on her chest that can produce milk to feed a baby.
- brow — Your brow is your forehead.
Antonyms for front
- reverse — opposite or contrary in position, direction, order, or character: an impression reverse to what was intended; in reverse sequence.
- inferior — lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often followed by to): a rank inferior to colonel.
- last — occurring, coming, or being after the usual or proper time: late frosts; a late spring.
- unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
- back — If you move back, you move in the opposite direction to the one in which you are facing or in which you were moving before.
- behind time — late
- back of — the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine.
- behind — If something is behind a thing or person, it is on the other side of them from you, or nearer their back rather than their front.
- behindhand — If someone is behindhand, they have been delayed or have made less progress in their work than they or other people think they should.
- off the pace — behind the leader; out of first place
- bottom — The bottom of something is the lowest or deepest part of it.
- character — The character of a person or place consists of all the qualities they have that make them distinct from other people or places.
- foot — (in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves.
- personality — the visible aspect of one's character as it impresses others: He has a pleasing personality.
- hiding — the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.
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