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Definition of front verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they front
    he / she / it fronts
    past simple fronted
    -ing form fronting
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    face something
  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to face something or be in front of something; to have the front pointing toward something front something The cathedral fronts the city's main square. front onto something The line of houses fronted straight onto the road.
  2. cover front
  3. 2[transitive, usually passive] front something to have the front covered with something a glass-fronted bookcase
  4. lead group
  5. 3[transitive] front something to lead or represent an organization, a group, etc. He fronts a multinational company. A former art student fronted the band (= was the main singer).
  6. Phrasal Verbsfront for somebody/something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: front