American English

Definition of front adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [only before noun]
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  1. 1 on or at the front of something front teeth the front wheels of the car We had seats in the front row. an animal's front legs a front-seat passenger compare back, hind
  2. 2 (phonetics) (of a vowel) produced with the front of the tongue in a higher position than the back, for example/i/ in English compare back, central
  3. Idioms
    on the front burner (informal)
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    (of an issue, a plan, etc.) being given a lot of attention because it is considered important Anything that keeps education on the front burner is good. compare on the back burner
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: front