Meaning of “front” - Learner’s Dictionary

front

noun uk us /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.

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.
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.

winning in a game or competition:

By half time the Italians were well in front.
in front of

A2 close to the front part of something:

He parked the car in front of the house.

A2 where someone can see or hear you:

Please don't swear in front of the children.
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.
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.
the front

an area of land where soldiers fight during a war:

Thousands of young men were sent to the front to fight.
on the business/jobs/politics, etc front

in a particular area of activity:

How are things on the work front at the moment?
WEATHER [ C ]

a line where warm air meets cold air affecting the weather:

A cold front is moving across the Atlantic.

(Definition of “front noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)