Definition and Meanings for fronting

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Fronting is ranked 13,164 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of fronting

noun, adjective, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of fronting

f. frant forehead, l. frons, frontis; perh. akin to e. brow

Meaning of fronting


as noun

  • the forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
  • 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;;an attitude and demeanor intended to represent one's feelings, even if not actually felt; as, to put on a good front.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • the most conspicuous part.
  • that which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
  • the beginning.
  • all the works along one side of the polygon inclosing the site which is fortified.
  • 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,
  • the call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is often the word

as adjective

  • of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
  • to appear before; to meet.
  • to face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
  • to stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
  • to adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.

as transitive verb

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