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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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FRONT, noun [Latin frons, frontis; Gr. the nose.]

1. Properly, the forehead, or part of the face above the eyes; hence, the whole face.

His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.

2. The forehead or face, as expressive of the temper or disposition; as a fold front equivalent to boldness or impudence. So a hardened front is shamelessness.

3. The forepart of any thing; as the front of a house, the principal face or side.

4. The forepart or van of an army or a body of troops.

5. The part or place before the face, or opposed to it, or to the forepart of a thing. He stood in front of his troops. The road passes in front of his house.

6. The most conspicuous part or particular.

7. Impudence; as men of front

FRONT, verb transitive

1. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly.

I shall front thee, like some staring ghost, with all my wrongs about me.

2. To stand opposed or opposite, or over against any thing; as, his house fronts the church.

FRONT, verb intransitive

1. To stand foremost.

2. To have the face or front towards any point of compass.