Antonyms for front

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : fruhnt
Phonetic Transcription : frʌnt

Definition of front

Origin :
  • late 13c., "forehead," from Old French front "forehead, brow" (12c.), from Latin frontem (nominative frons) "forehead, brow, front; facade, forepart; appearance," perhaps literally "that which projects," from PIE *bhront-, from root *bhren- "to project, stand out." Or from PIE *ser-, "base of prepositions and preverbs with the basic meaning 'above, over, up, upper'" [Watkins].
  • Sense of "foremost part of anything" developed in Latin. The military sense of "foremost part of an army" (mid-14c.) led to the meaning "field of operations in contact with the enemy" (1660s). Home front is from 1919. Sense of "public facade" is from 1891; that of "something serving as a cover for illegal activities" is from 1905. Meteorological sense first recorded 1921. Front yard first attested 1767.
  • adj lead, beginning
  • noun forward, beginning part of something
  • noun appearance put on for show
  • verb look out on to
Example sentences :
  • Will madame be so good to enter our petit salon at the front, n'est-ce-pas?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I fetched up at an exit on the side street, and there they were directly in front of me.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then they heard fresh howls and yells in front as well as behind.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • When it is cold, the dog finds a spot in front of the stove.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Wagons halted in front of the locality, and were soon piled with spectators.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • In front of Judge Gould's office the combat was at its height.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • It was then that he again came to the front to advocate a just cause.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • "I'll see you later," said Grace, as they paused for a moment in front of Vinton's.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • I'm fond of Austin, God knows--but all my life he has been put in front of me.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • He found Andy sitting in front of the table staring down at his hands.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Synonyms for front

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019