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 for Front
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Front \Front\ (fr[u^]nt), n. [F. frant forehead, L. frons,
     frontis; perh. akin to E. brow.]
     1. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes;
        sometimes, also, the whole face.
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              Bless'd with his father's front, his mother's
              tongue.                               --Pope.
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              Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front.
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              His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.
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     2. The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as
        expressive of character or temper, and especially, of
        boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming;
        as, a bold front; a hardened front; hence, an attitude and
        demeanor intended to represent one's feelings, even if not
        actually felt; as, to put on a good front.
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              With smiling fronts encountering.     --Shak.
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              The inhabitants showed a bold front.  --Macaulay.
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     3. The part or surface of anything which seems to look out,
        or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the
        foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear;
        as, the front of a house; the front of an army.
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              Had he his hurts before?
              Ay, on the front.                     --Shak.
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     4. A position directly before the face of a person, or before
        the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person,
        of the troops, or of a house.
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     5. The most conspicuous part.
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              The very head and front of my offending. --Shak.
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     6. That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front
        piece of false hair worn by women.
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              Like any plain Miss Smith's, who wears s front.
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     7. The beginning. "Summer's front." --Shak.
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     8. (Fort.) All the works along one side of the polygon
        inclosing the site which is fortified.
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     9. (Phon.) The middle of the upper part of the tongue, -- the
        part of the tongue which is more or less raised toward the
        palate in the pronunciation of certain sounds, as the
        vowel i in machine, e in bed, and consonant y in you. See
        Guide to Pronunciation, [sect]10.
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     10. The call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which
         is often the word "front," used as an exclamation. [Hotel
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     Bastioned front (Mil.), a curtain connerting two half
     Front door, the door in the front wall of a building,
        usually the principal entrance.
     Front of fortification, the works constructed upon any one
        side of a polygon. --Farrow.
     Front of operations, all that part of the field of
        operations in front of the successive positions occupied
        by the army as it moves forward. --Farrow.
     To come to the front, to attain prominence or leadership.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Front \Front\, v. t.
     To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the
     house fronts toward the east.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Front \Front\, a.
     Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a
     position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Front \Front\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fronted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a
        hostile manner.
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              You four shall front them in the narrow lane.
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     2. To appear before; to meet.
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              [Enid] daily fronted him
              In some fresh splendor.               --Tennyson.
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     3. To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as,
        the house fronts the street.
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              And then suddenly front the changed reality. --J.
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     4. To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his
        house fronts the church.
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     5. To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a
        house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
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              Yonder walls, that pertly front your town. --Shak.
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