- The side or end of something that faces the direction it normally moves
- The side of a building with the building's main entrance
- (Military) an area where armies are engaged in conflict
- (context, meteorology) The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature. Fronts receive their names from the movement of the air masses involved.
- (context, meteorology) An area where masses of warm and cold air meet, often resulting in precipitation.
- A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group
- A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army.
- (Military) The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank.
- (Military) The direction of the enemy.
- (Military) The line of contact of two opposing forces.
- (Military) When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.
- To lead or be the spokesperson of a group.
- (intransitive) To provide money or financial assistance in advance.
- If you can't afford to buy it, I will you the money.
- Located at or near the front.
Etymology: From Middle English frount: forehead, brow, front
- The runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor.
- (context, phonetics) Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue.
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