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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or located in the front; "the front lines";
             "the front porch" [ant: back(a)]
      n 1: the side that is forward or prominent [syn: front, front
           end, forepart] [ant: back end, backside, rear]
      2: the line along which opposing armies face each other [syn:
         battlefront, front, front line]
      3: the outward appearance of a person; "he put up a bold front"
      4: the side that is seen or that goes first [ant: back,
      5: a person used as a cover for some questionable activity [syn:
         front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw
         man, strawman]
      6: a sphere of activity involving effort; "the Japanese were
         active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on
         many different fronts"
      7: (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the
         boundary between two different air masses
      8: 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" [syn: presence, front]
      9: the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer;
         "he walked to the front of the stage" [ant: back, rear]
      10: 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" [syn:
          movement, social movement, front]
      v 1: 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" [syn: front, look, face] [ant:
      2: confront bodily; "breast the storm" [syn: front, breast]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  539 Moby Thesaurus words for "front":
     CAT, Charlie McCarthy, DMZ, accented, aceldama, act for, acting,
     advance, advance guard, aerospace, aerosphere, affectation,
     affectedness, affront, agent, ahead, air, air hole, air mass,
     air pocket, airhead, airs, airs and graces, airspace, alibi,
     alveolar, antecede, anteposition, anterior, anticyclone, apical,
     apico-alveolar, apico-dental, apology, apparent character,
     appearance, appearances, articulated, artificiality, aspect,
     assimilated, attitudinizing, avant-garde, back, banter, barytone,
     battle line, battle site, battlefield, battleground, beachhead,
     beard, bearing, before, beginning, bell the cat, bid defiance,
     bilabial, bite the bullet, blind, bloc, bluff, bluffing, border,
     brave, brazen, brazen out, breast, bridgehead, bring before,
     bring forward, bring up, broad, brow, bump, bump heads, cacuminal,
     call out, candid, ceiling, central, cerebral, challenge, cheating,
     checked, chief, circumference, cloak, close, coalition, cold front,
     cold sector, color, coloring, combat area, combat zone,
     come before, come first, communist front, complain,
     complain loudly, confront, confront with, connection, consonant,
     consonantal, contend, contend with, continuant, contrapose,
     contraposit, contrast, cortex, countenance, counteract, cover,
     cover story, cover-up, covering, creature, crosswind, crust,
     cyclone, dare, deception, defy, delusion, demeanor, dental, deputy,
     device, direct, disguise, display, dispute, dissemblance,
     dissembling, dissent, dissimilated, dissimulation, dorsal,
     double-dare, dummy, effrontery, empty space, encounter, enemy line,
     envelope, envisage, epidermis, excuse, expression, exterior,
     exteriors, external, external appearance, externals, facade, face,
     face down, face out, face the music, face up, face up to,
     face upon, face with, facet, facing, faction, fakery, faking,
     false air, false front, false show, falsity, farthest outpost,
     favorable wind, feigned belief, feigning, feint, field,
     field of battle, field of blood, figurehead, firing line, first,
     first line, flat, fog, fore, forefront, foregoing, forehand,
     foremost, forthright, forward, four-flushing, frank, fraud, fringe,
     front for, front line, front man, front on, front rank,
     front-runner, frontage, frontal, gaudiness, gilt, give upon, glide,
     gloss, glossal, glottal, go ahead of, go before, go in advance,
     go-between, grass-roots movement, ground swell, group, guise,
     guttural, handle, hard, haughtiness, have priority, head,
     head the table, head up, head wind, heading, headmost, heavy, high,
     high-pressure area, hole, honest, humbug, humbuggery, hypocrisy,
     image, imposture, in advance, in front, in the forefront,
     in the lead, insincerity, integument, interagent, interceder,
     intercessor, intermediary, intermediate, intermediate agent,
     intermediator, intermedium, internuncio, intervener,
     interventionist, interventor, intonated, ionosphere, isobar,
     isometric, isometric line, isopiestic line, isotherm,
     isothermal line, jetstream, kick against, kick off, killing ground,
     labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lame excuse, landing beach,
     lateral, lax, lay before, lay figure, le pas, lead, lead off,
     leading, league, lie opposite, light, line, line of battle,
     lineaments, lingual, liquid, locus standi, look, look out upon,
     look over, look toward, low, low-pressure area, maiden, main,
     make a stand, mannerism, mask, masquerade, match, mediator, medium,
     meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, meet squarely, mere externals,
     mere show, meretriciousness, mid, middleman, mien, monophthongal,
     mouthpiece, movement, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, negotiant,
     negotiator, negotiatress, negotiatrix, nominal head, object,
     obverse, occluded front, occlusive, offer resistance, ombudsman,
     open, oppose, organization, ostensible motive, ostent, ostentation,
     outdare, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outface,
     outguard, outline, outpost, outrank, outside, outward appearance,
     outward show, overcast, overconfidence, overlook, oxytone, palatal,
     palatalized, party, periphery, pharyngeal, pharyngealized,
     phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pioneer, pitch, pitched, place before,
     playacting, pocket, point, polar front, polarize, political front,
     poor excuse, popular front, pose, pose against, posing, posttonic,
     posture, precede, precedence, preceding, precursor, premier,
     present to, pretense, pretension, pretext, primary, prime,
     principal, priority, protest, protestation, prunes and prisms,
     public image, public motive, puppet, put in opposition, put it to,
     put-off, put-on, putting on airs, railhead, rank, rate,
     recalcitrate, refuge, reluct, remonstrate, replace, represent,
     representation, retroflex, revolt, rind, roughness, rounded,
     run the gauntlet, scout, scream defiance, screen, seat of war,
     seeming, semblance, semivowel, set at defiance, set before, sham,
     shambles, shell, show, show fight, simulacrum, simulation, skin,
     smoke screen, soft, sonant, soup, space, speak out, speak up,
     spearhead, speciousness, spokesman, spokeswoman, squall line,
     stalking-horse, stand, stand at bay, stand first, stand opposed,
     stand opposite, stand up against, stand up to, stare down,
     stationary front, stem, stooge, stopped, straightforward,
     stratagem, stratosphere, stressed, strive against, strong,
     stylishness, substitute for, substratosphere, subtend, subterfuge,
     superficiality, superficies, superstratum, surd, surface,
     surface appearance, surface show, syllabic, tail wind,
     take precedence, tense, the front, the lead, theater,
     theater of operations, theater of war, thick, throaty, to the fore,
     tonal, tonic, top, trick, tropopause, troposphere, trough,
     turbulence, twangy, unaccented, unnaturalness, unrounded,
     unstressed, usher in, vain show, van, vanguard, varnish, veil,
     velar, venture, visibility, visibility zero, vocalic, vocoid,
     voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, warm front, weak, weather map,
     wide, wind-shift line, window dressing, wing, winning, withstand,
     zone of communications

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