the position directly before sb/sth; the surface or part facing towards, outwards, or upwards
a line along which fighting takes place in time of war, together the part behind it concerned with supplies
outward appearance or show
a road, often built up and having a protecting wall, by the edge of the sea, especially in a town where people go for holidays
a line of separation between two masses of air of different temperature
sth that serves to hide an illegal or a secret activity
of (the) front; being at (the) front
supply with a front
"he put up a bold front"
"the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"
"they advertise on many different fronts"
"she blushed in his presence"
"he sensed the presence of danger"
"he was well behaved in front of company"
"he walked to the front of the stage"
"he was a charter member of the movement"
"politicians have to respect a mass movement"
"he led the national liberation front"
"the front lines"
"the front porch"
"The house looks north"
"My backyard look onto the pond"
"The building faces the park"
"breast the storm"
Till thrice the sun his rising front has shown.
出自： W. Jones
Having a few small Rooms fronting outward.
出自： H. Maundrell
The balcony fronted on the swollen river.
出自： W. Golding
The shop fronts on the main street.
The house is fronted with stone.
误 There is a truck parked before my gate, and I can't get out.
正 There is a truck parked in front of my gate, and I can't get out.
析 在现代英语中,当表示在具体的地点前面时一般不用before,而往往用in front of。