Translation of "front" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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frontnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /frʌnt/ us /frʌnt/

front noun [ C usually singular ] (PLACE)

A2 the part of a building, object, or person's body that faces forward or is most often seen or used

The front of the museum is very impressive. 博物館的正面極爲壯觀。
He spilled soup all down the front of his shirt. 他把湯灑得前襟上都是。
He was lying on his front. 他俯臥著。
The actor walked out to the front of the stage.
The shop front occupies a very prominent position on the main street. 這家商店的門臉在大街上佔據了一個非常顯眼的位置。

A2 the part of a vehicle that is nearest to its direction of movement

Do you want to sit in the front (= next to the driver)? 你想坐到前座上來嗎?
If we sit near the front of the bus, we'll have a better view. 如果我們坐在公車的前部,視野就會好一些。

the outside part or cover of a book, newspaper, or magazine

There was a picture of the Trevi fountain on the front of the book. 書的封面上有一張特裡威噴泉的圖片。

one of the first pages in a book

There's an inscription in the front of the book. 書的前面一頁上有題詞。
in front

B1 further forward than someone or something else

The car in front suddenly stopped and I slammed on the brakes. 前面的車突然停住,結果我就撞上車尾了。
She started talking to the man in front of her. 她開始跟前面的那個男人攀談起來。

UK winning a game or competition

By half time the Italians were well in front. 半場時義大利隊遙遙領先。
in front of

A2 close to the front part of something

There's parking space in front of the hotel. 旅館前有停車的地方。

A2 where someone can see or hear you

Please don't swear in front of the children. 當著孩子們的面請不要罵人。
up front

If you give someone an amount of money up front, you pay that person before they do something for you.

He wants all the money up front or he won't do the job. 他要求預付全款,否則他就不接這工作。

More examples

front noun [ C usually singular ] (AREA OF ACTIVITY)

a particular area of activity

How are things on the work front? (= Is the situation at work satisfactory?) 工作前線的情況怎麽樣?
She's very creative on the design front (= she is very good at design). 她在設計方面極具創造性。

front noun [ C usually singular ] (APPEARANCE)

[ C usually singular ] the character or qualities that a person or organization appears to have in public that are different from their real character or qualities, and whose purpose is often to deceive people or hide an illegal activity

Don't be fooled by his kindness and sensitivity - it's just a front. 別被他的善意和體貼所愚弄——那只不過是裝相而已。
She presents such a cheerful front that you'd never guess she's ill. 她看上去興高采烈的,你根本猜不到她正病著。
The machinery company was a front operation for arms smuggling. 那家機械公司只不過是爲走私軍火打掩護而已。
Several trading companies were set up in the early 1960s to act as fronts for money-laundering operations. 20世紀60年代早期成立了幾家貿易公司,目的是爲洗黑錢作掩護。

front noun [ C usually singular ] (LAND)

[ C usually singular ] UK land near the sea or a lake, or the part of a town near the beach that often has a wide road or path along it

Let's go for a stroll along the front. 我們去海濱散散步吧。
The company specializes in building lake-front property. 那家公司專門承建濱湖房地産項目。

front noun [ C usually singular ] (WEATHER)

[ C ] specialized environment the place where two masses of air that have different temperatures meet

A cold/warm front is approaching from the west. 冷/暖鋒正從西方迫近。


frontadjective [ before noun ]

uk /frʌnt/ us /frʌnt/

B1 in or at the front of something

One of his front teeth is missing. 他的一顆門牙掉了。
I'd like seats on the front row. 我想要劇場前排的座位。
a dog's front paws 狗的前爪


uk /frʌnt/ us /frʌnt/

[ I or T ] also front onto If a building or area fronts (onto) a particular place, it is near it and faces it.

All the apartments front onto the sea. 所有的公寓都面向大海。

[ T ] to lead an organization or group of musicians

She fronts a large IT company. 她領導一家大型 IT 公司。
be fronted with

If a building is fronted with something, its surface is covered with it.

The kitchen has oak cabinets fronted with glass. 三面都鑲了木板的磚房

Phrasal verb(s)

Frontnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /frʌnt/ us /frʌnt/ UK

a group of people sharing a political belief who perform actions in public to achieve their aims

The National Front is an extremely right-wing political party in Britain. 民族陣線是英國極端右翼政黨組織。
The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for releasing the monkeys from the laboratory. 動物解放陣線宣稱是他們將那些猴子從實驗室放走的。

(Translation of “front” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)