front Definition

  • 1the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen or used first; the most forward part of something
  • 2the position directly ahead of someone or something; the foremost part or place

Using front: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "front" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The front of the building was decorated with flowers.

  • Example

    He stood at the front of the line.

  • Example

    The car hit the front of the truck.

  • Example

    She sat in the front row of the theater.

front Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for front

Antonyms for front

Idioms Using front

  • to act as if one is not afraid or worried, especially when facing a difficult situation.


    Even though she was nervous, she put on a brave front during the interview.

  • in the lead or at the forefront of a group of competitors or peers.


    The company's innovative products put them at the front of the pack in their industry.

  • in someone's face or in front of someone's face

    confronting or challenging someone directly and often aggressively.


    He got in my face and started yelling at me.

Phrases with front

  • situated or occurring on the farther side of something; before or ahead of.


    The store is in front of the park.

  • in a prominent or important position.


    The CEO was front and center at the press conference.

  • important or sensational news that appears on the front page of a newspaper.


    The scandal was front page news for weeks.

Origins of front

from Old French 'front', from Latin 'frons', meaning 'forehead'


Summary: front in Brief

The term 'front' [frʌnt] refers to the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen or used first. It can also refer to the position directly ahead of someone or something. The word has synonyms like 'forepart' and 'facade,' and antonyms like 'back' and 'rear.' Phrases like 'in front of' and idioms like 'put on a brave front' are commonly used in English.

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