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  1. front

    • IPA[frʌnt]


    • n.
      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
    • adj.
      of or at the front;(of a vowel sound) formed by raising the tongue, excluding the blade and tip, towards the hard palate.
    • v.
      (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

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    • 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.