front(redirected from at the front of)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
2. The direction of the enemy.
3. The line of contact of two opposing forces.
4. When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.
The front of a building is the part that faces the street or that has the building's main entrance.
If you are between the front of a building and the street, you say that you are in front of the building.
Don't use 'the' before front in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'People were waiting in the front of the art gallery'.
If there is a street between you and the front of a building, don't say that you are 'in front of' the building. You say that you are opposite it.
Speakers of American English usually say across from rather than 'opposite'.
Past participle: fronted
|Noun||1.||front - the side that is forward or prominent|
side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
forefront, head - the part in the front or nearest the viewer; "he was in the forefront"; "he was at the head of the column"
|2.||front - the line along which opposing armies face each other|
battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field - a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
line - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
|3.||front - the outward appearance of a person; "he put up a bold front"|
appearance - a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
|4.||front - the side that is seen or that goes first|
fore, prow, bow, stem - front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
face - the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
frontispiece - front illustration facing the title page of a book
nose - a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
nose - the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he ducked under the nose of the gun"
nose cone, ogive - front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere
shirtfront - the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket); "he had spilled catsup on his shirtfront"
shopfront, storefront - the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows
side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
|5.||front - a person used as a cover for some questionable activity|
|6.||front - a sphere of activity involving effort; "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"|
|7.||front - (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses|
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
warm front - the front of an advancing mass of warmer air
|8.||front - the immediate proximity of someone or something; "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger"; "he was well behaved in front of company"|
proximity - the region close around a person or thing
|9.||front - the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; "he walked to the front of the stage"|
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
|10.||front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"|
social group - people sharing some social relation
Fighting French, Free French - a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic
Boy Scouts - an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys
Civil Rights movement - movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens
common front - a movement in which several individuals or groups with different interests join together; "the unions presented a common front at the bargaining table"
cultural movement - a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals
ecumenism, oecumenism - a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
falun gong - a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
|Verb||1.||front - be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"|
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
face - be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
confront - be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
back - be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
|2.||front - confront bodily; "breast the storm"|
|Adj.||1.||front - relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"|
anterior - of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
fore - situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
back - related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
foremost back, behind, rear, aft, back end, hindmost, nethermost
it fastens at the front → se abrocha por delante
back to front → al revés
her dress had ripped down the front → el vestido se le había roto por delante
you've spilled food all down your front → te has derramado comida por toda la pechera
there's a dedication at the front of the book → hay una dedicatoria al principio del libro
there are still some seats left at the front → todavía quedan asientos delante
he sat at the front of the train → se sentó en la parte delantera del tren
he sat at the front of the class → se sentó en la primera fila de la clase
at the front of the line or queue → al principio de la cola
I want to sit in the front → quiero sentarme delante
he laid the baby on its front → puso al bebé boca abajo
the car's out front (US) → el coche está delante or enfrente de la casa
in front → delante
to send sb on in front → enviar a algn por delante
the car in front → el coche de delante
to be in front (gen) → ir primero, ir delante; (in race) → ir a la cabeza, llevar la delantera; (in scoring) → llevar (la) ventaja
in front of → delante de
don't argue in front of the children → no discutas delante de los niños
a car was parked in front of the house → había un coche aparcado delante de la casa
she sat down in front of her mirror → se sentó delante del espejo → se sentó frente al espejo
he fought at the front during the War → luchó en el frente durante la guerra
we must present a united front → debemos parecer un frente unido
is there any news on the wages front? → ¿se sabe algo nuevo en materia de salarios?
we have made progress on a variety of fronts → hemos avanzado en varios campos or varias esferas
on all fronts → en todos los frentes
the government's failings on the home or domestic front → las deficiencias del gobierno a nivel nacional
he kept up a brave front to the world → delante de todos ponía buena cara
I was in the front seat → yo estaba en el asiento delantero or de delante or (LAm) de adelante
if we run, we can get a front seat → si corremos, podemos pillar un asiento en la parte delantera or la parte de delante or (LAm) la parte de adelante
he's in the front garden → está en el jardín de delante de la casa
to front onto sth [house, window] → dar a algo
front crawl N (Swimming) → crol m
front desk N (US) → recepción f (de un hotel)
front door N → puerta f principal
front end N [of vehicle] → parte f delantera
front line N (Mil) → primera línea f
front man N (for activity) → testaferro m; [of band, group] → líder m (TV) → presentador m
front organization N → organización f fachada
front page N (Press) → primera plana f
front row N → primera fila f
front runner N (in race) → corredor(ora) m/f que va en cabeza; (in election) → favorito/a m/f
front tooth N → incisivo m, paleta f
front view N the front view of the hotel is very impressive → el frente del hotel or la parte de delante del hotel es impresionante
a house with a car in front → une maison avec une voiture devant
the car in front → la voiture de devant
to be in front (in race, contest) → mener
in front of the house → devant la maison
the car in front of us → la voiture devant nous
in the front → à l'avant
I was sitting in the front → J'étais assis à l'avant.
at the front of the train → à l'avant du train
He made progress on various fronts → Il a fait des progrès sur plusieurs fronts.
on the political front → sur le plan politique
on the economic front → sur le plan économique
on the home front (= domestically) → au plan national
Michael kept up a brave front → Michael a conservé une façade digne.
to put on a front → faire bonne figure
the front row → la rangée de devant
the front seats [car, bus] → les sièges avant
the front seats of the car → les sièges avant de la voiture
in front → davanti
in front of → davanti a (opposite) → di fronte a
at the front of the line or queue → in cima or all'inizio della fila
to be in front (Sport) → essere in testa
he sat at the front of the class → era seduto nei primi banchi (della classe)
to put on a bold front (fig) → mostrare coraggio
to be a front for sth (fam) → servire da copertura per qc