Definition of front adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//frʌnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//frʌnt//
    [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 Let's go through to the front room (= the main room in a house where people sit and entertain guests). 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 // in English compare back, central
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting the forehead): from Old French front (noun), fronter (verb), from Latin frons, front- ‘forehead, front’.Idioms (informal, especially North American English) (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 American Dictionary entry: front