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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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frontfront1 /frʌnt/ ●●● S1 W1 noun  1 the front2 the front3 the front4 the front5 in front of somebody/something6 in front7 on a ... front8 out front9 in (the) front/up front10 in front of the television/TV/computer etc11 up front12 weather [countable] technicalHEM the place where two areas of air of different temperatures meet, often shown as a line on weather mapswarm/cold front (=an area of warm or cold air)13 the front14 your front15 illegal activities [countable]SECRET a legal business that someone operates in order to hide the illegal activities that they are involved infront for The casino was used as a front for cross-border smuggling operations.16 hide feelings [singular] if you put on a front, you behave in a way that is happier, braver etc than you really feelput on/show a front Jenny didn’t want Adam to see how worried she was. So she put on a brave front. His arrogance is just a front. Deep down he’s really insecure. When disciplining children, it is important that parents present a united front (=show that they both feel the same about a situation).17 organization [singular]PPGPM used in the name of a political party or unofficial military organization the People’s Liberation Front18 war [countable]WAR the area where fighting happens in a war syn front line He joined the army, and was immediately sent to the front. Her husband was shot down over the Western Front. home front19 church [countable]TBB a side of a large important church building the west front of Rouen cathedral
Examples from the Corpus
frontThe car rental company is actually a front for a drugs ring.She puts on this "innocent little girl" act, but it's all a front.The charity has been accused of being a front for anti-government activity.The club was just a front - Luchese's real business was drug smuggling and gun running.The distinctively figured wood facing the wings on both back and front is an unusual choice of yew.Over instead of pull it over in front.His whole life passed in front of me; the lives of his fathers, his sons.The pass has a slight loft and, crucially, is thrown in front of Edney.Clinton ordered Pennsylvania Avenue closed to vehicular traffic in front of the White House.The disenfranchising effect of unemployment has worked on a number of fronts.His black hair was now white, as were his shoulders and the front of his coat.Trucks are heading toward the front with fresh supplies.The front had undergone a terrible impact, the rest was essentially intact.warm/cold frontThere'd be a warm front in Walmington then.Never risk parking out overnight without checking the weather forecast for a strong wind warning or the approach of a cold front.Forecasters are banking on a cold front to clear cloudy conditions.Another cold front passed through the north state Monday night and early Tuesday, chilling the region with November-like temperatures.Within a week of launching the Oxfam Cold Front Appeal we reached our target of half a million coats and jumpers.Following the successful Cold Front appeal it's flying in warm clothing and our reporter Kim Barnes joined the airlift.Clearing conditions were forecast behind the cold front that dragged low clouds through Central Florida early Friday.Where the cold front of winter can be a killer.front forInspectors found that the import/export business was just a front for a huge drug smuggling operation.brave frontI did not put up a brave front for Christine.sent to the frontInstead, as a civilian, he joined the Remounts, training horses to be sent to the front.
frontfront2 ●●● S1 W2 adjective [only before noun]  1 FRONTat, on, or in the front of something opp back Two of his front teeth had been knocked out. the front cover of ‘Hello!’ magazine the front wheel of his bicycle the dog’s front legsfront door/garden/porch etc (=at the front of a house) We walked up the front steps and into the reception area.front seat/row We got there an hour early in order to get seats in the front row.2 SECRETa front organization is a legal one that is run in order to hide a secret or illegal activity a front organization for importing heroin front man(1)3 technicalSLL a front vowel sound is made by raising your tongue at the front of your mouth, such as the vowel sound in ‘see’back
Examples from the Corpus
frontFor years its front door remained locked.The key to the front door was tied on to a little ribbon pinned into my pocket.You should have knocked on the front door.Jump diagonally back with the rear foot and perform a front foot roundhouse kick.There was a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn.There was a large picture of Bush on the front page of the evening newspaper.The dog rested its head on its front paws.First, we pass a couple of wooden family motels, complete with front porch parked up with juggernauts.Laura always sits in the front row at the movies.A year earlier, he qualified on the front row of the F1 grid in a Formula Two Matra.Teague crawled into the front seat and sat on my lap.He leaned across the front seat of the car and grabbed her arm as she tried to get out.I was strong enough next morning to go and look out of the front window.front door/garden/porch etcAs she drew abreast of the drive, she saw that a car was parked next to the front door.When she gets back to Cedar Falls, Ted Suminski is standing on the front porch.So Johnny Appleseed lay down on the front porch and went to sleep.The front doors did not close properly.They disappeared into the front garden of one of the houses.You unlock the front door of your house.As she heard the noise of the front door slamming she awoke with a feeling of relief.She was sitting on the front porch, waiting, with gloves in her lap.
frontfront3 verb  1 [transitive] especially British English if someone fronts something such as a musical group or a television programme, they lead it and are the person that the public sees most Fronted by Alan Hull, the band had a number of memorable hits.2 [transitive] (also front onto something British English)OPPOSITE/FACE if a building or area of land is fronted by something, or fronts onto it, it faces that thing The house was fronted by a large ornamental lake. The hotel entrance fronted onto a busy road.3 be fronted by/with something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
frontThe Hyatt hotel fronts a beach called Shipwreck.The city would have to front a mere $ 9 million or so to implement the plan.He is set to front a new rescue package, with a mystery backer ready to invest a substantial sum.Genesis was originally fronted by Peter Gabriel.When you stepped out of hiding and fronted me, this same face looked over your shoulder.Through a scattering of gray adobe houses, all identical, I would go to the house fronted with mulberry trees.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfrontfront1 /frʌnt/ noun [countable]1LAWa person, organization, system etc used to hide something secret or illegalHis family kept a shop as a front for dealing in stolen goods.2COMMERCEFINANCE on the financial/inflation/employment etc front used to talk about something in relation to money, inflation, employment etcThere is a slight improvement on the jobs front with 30% of directors saying they expect to recruit more this year.3in front (of)COMMERCE more successful than other people or organizations in a business or activityThe Data System is just part of a massive development programme to keep us in front and to offer our clients the best licensed taxi service there is.4be brought/called/hauled in front of somebody to have to see someone in authority because you have done something wrongMy whole section was called in front of the manager.5up frontCOMMERCE if you pay for something up front, you pay for it before you receive itYou have to pay a lot up front before you start getting the benefits of the system. see also shop front, storefrontfrontfront2 verb [transitive] to lead an organization because you are the person with the highest rankThe group’s European operation is fronted by Peter Collins.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
front
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfront
he, she, itfronts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfronted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fronted
he, she, ithas fronted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fronted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill front
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fronted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fronting
he, she, itis fronting
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you, we, theyare fronting
Past
I, he, she, itwas fronting
you, we, theywere fronting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fronting
he, she, ithas been fronting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fronting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fronting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fronting
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