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Meaning of “front” - Learner’s Dictionary

front

noun     /frʌnt/
the front A2 the side of something that is most important or most often seen because it faces forward: You need to write the address clearly on the front of the envelope. There was blood on the front of his shirt.Ahead, in front and beyond A2 the part of something that is furthest forward: We asked to sit in the front of the plane. He was standing right at the front.Ahead, in front and beyond
in front B1 further forward than someone or something else: The car in front stopped suddenly and I went straight into the back of it. She started a conversation with the man sitting in front of her.Ahead, in front and beyondDescribing the leading position winning in a game or competition: By half time the Italians were well in front.Describing the leading positionScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
in front of A2 close to the front part of something: He parked the car in front of the house.Ahead, in front and beyond A2 where someone can see or hear you: Please don't swear in front of the children.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
BEHAVIOUR [C] a way of behaving that hides how someone really feels: [usually singular] Many parents decide to stay together, putting up a front for the children's sake.Affected and insincereSeeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY [C] an organization or activity that is used to hide a different, illegal activity: [usually singular] Police discovered the restaurant was just a front for a drugs operation.Secrecy and privacy
the front an area of land where soldiers fight during a war: Thousands of young men were sent to the front to fight.Places involved in military activityThe armed forces generally
on the business/jobs/politics, etc front in a particular area of activity: How are things on the work front at the moment?Topics and areas of interest
WEATHER [C] a line where warm air meets cold air affecting the weather: A cold front is moving across the Atlantic.Weather and climate - general words
(Definition of front noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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