Entry from US English dictionary
Money received at the beginning of the period of a contract, or money spent in advance of a business operation before income can be obtained: sought investors willing to put up front money to stage the Broadway musical
More example sentences
- It's to give them some up front money to make sure they can do the things they need to do.
- She may be getting front money from another union for the election.
- Charter members are those members who donated the up front moneys to establish this organization.
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Syllabification: front mon·ey
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