- the 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；the position directly ahead of someone or something; the most forward position or place
- of or at the front；(of a vowel sound) formed by raising the tongue, excluding the blade and tip, towards the hard palate.
- (of a building or piece of land) have the front facing or directed towards；be or stand in front of
verb: front, 3rd person present: fronts, gerund or present participle: fronting, past tense: fronted, past participle: fronted
noun: front, plural noun: fronts
- 1. the 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 a page at the front of the book had been torn out he sealed the envelope and wrote on the front 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ the position directly ahead of someone or something; the most forward position or place she quickly turned her head to face the front 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ the forward-facing part of a person's body, on the opposite side to their back she rolled over on to her front
- ▪ the part of a garment covering a person's front porridge slopped from the tray on to his shirt front
- ▪ informal a woman's bust or cleavage get your eyes off my front, meathead
- ▪ any face of a building, especially that of the main entrance the west front of the Cathedral 同義詞
- ▪ British short for seafront or waterfront
- 2. the foremost line or part of an armed force; the furthest position that an army has reached and where the enemy is or may be engaged his regiment was immediately sent to the front 同義詞
- ▪ the direction towards which a line of troops faces when formed.
- ▪ a particular formation of troops for battle the Spartans preserving an even and unbroken front
- ▪ a particular situation or sphere of operation there was some good news on the jobs front
- ▪ an organized political group the National Progressive Patriotic Front
- ▪ the forward edge of an advancing mass of air.
- 3. an appearance or form of behaviour assumed by a person to conceal their genuine feelings she put on a brave front 同義詞
- ▪ a person or organization serving as a cover for subversive or illegal activities the CIA identified the company as a front for a terrorist group 同義詞
- 4. boldness and confidence of manner he's got a bit of talent and a lot of front 同義詞 反義詞
- 5. archaic a person's face or forehead the mark of fool set on his front
- 1. of or at the front the front cover of the magazine she was in the front garden 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. (of a vowel sound) formed by raising the tongue, excluding the blade and tip, towards the hard palate.
- 1. (of a building or piece of land) have the front facing or directed towards the flats which fronted Crow Road both properties fronted on to the beach
- ▪ be or stand in front of they reached the hedge fronting the garden
- 2. provide (something) with a front or facing of a particular type or material a metal box fronted by an alloy panel a glass-fronted bookcase
- 3. lead or be the most prominent member in (an organization, group, or activity) the group is fronted by two girl singers
- ▪ present or host (a television or radio programme) she is set to front a new BBC show
- 4. act as a front or cover for illegal or secret activity he fronted for them in illegal property deals
- ▪ US informal adopt a particular expression or form of behaviour to conceal one's genuine feelings I can't front, I never really listened to much of his music
- 5. Australian, New Zealand make an appearance; turn up parents get a bit worried if you don't front up now and then
- ▪ Australian, New Zealand archaic stand face to face with; confront Tom fronted him with unwavering eyes
- 6. articulate (a vowel sound) with the tongue further forward the three velar consonants are normally fronted to some degree the fronting of /au/ was completed a couple of generations ago
- 7. place (a sentence element) at the beginning of a sentence instead of in its usual position, for emphasis or as a feature of some dialects, as in horrible it was.