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English definition of “front”


noun [C] (PLACE)   /frʌnt/
the most forward position or most important side of an object or surface : The front of the house faces Peach Street . My little boy can’t eat ice cream without most of it dripping down the front of his shirt . You’ll find the date of publication in the front of the book . I like to sit near the front of the plane so that I can be among the first to get off. Do you want me to lie on my front (= the side of my body that faces forward ) or on my back? Would you like me to sit in the front (= most forward seat ) or the back of the car ? Dad pushed Matthew in the stroller while David and Stephen walked in front (= farther forward than the others ) . in a position close to the most forward or most important part : They chatted for a while in front of the apartment house . in front of Someone who is in front of someone else is in a position directly forward of that person : Carla and Bob were sitting in front of me at the movie .
(Definition of front noun (PLACE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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