A military front or battlefront is a contested armed frontier between opposing forces. This can be a local or tactical front, or it can range to a theater. A typical front was the Western Front in France and Belgium in World War I.

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  1. The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves.
  2. The side of a building with the main entrance.
  3. A field of activity.
  4. A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group.
  5. The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density, often resulting in precipitation. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature.
  6. An area where armies are engaged in conflict, especially the line of contact.
  7. The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank.
  8. The direction of the enemy.
  9. When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.
  10. A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army.
  11. An act, show, facade, persona: an intentional and false impression of oneself.
  12. That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
  13. The most conspicuous part.
  14. The beginning.
  15. a seafront or coastal promenade.
  16. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.


  1. To face (, ); to be pointed in a given direction.
  2. To face, be opposite to.
  3. To face up to, to meet head-on, to confront.
  4. To adorn the front of; to put on the front.
  5. To pronounce with the tongue in a front position.
  6. To move (a word or clause) to the start of a sentence.
  7. To act as a front (for); to cover (for).
  8. To lead or be the spokesperson of (a campaign, organisation etc.).
  9. To provide money or financial assistance in advance to.
  10. To assume false or disingenuous appearances.
  11. to appear before, as in to front court.


  1. Located at or near the front.
    The front runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor.
  2. Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue.

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