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British English: /frʌnt/
American English: /frənt/

Translation of front in French:


  • 2 (furthest forward part) (of train, queue)
    (of building)
    (of auditorium)
    premier rang (m)
    at the front of the line/procession
    en tête de la file/procession
    at the front of the house
    sur le devant de la maison
    to sit at the front of the class
    s'asseoir au premier rang de la classe
    he pushed to the front of the crowd
    il s'est faufilé au premier rang de la foule
    face the front!
    regardez devant!
    I'll sit in the front with the driver
    je vais m'asseoir devant, à côté du chauffeur
    there's room at the front of the coach
    il y a de la place à l'avant du car
    from front to back of the house
    du devant à l'arrière de la maison
    how long is the car from front to back?
    la voiture fait combien de long?
  • 3 (Military, Politics) at the front
    au front
  • 4 (stomach) to sleep/lie on one's front
    dormir/se coucher sur le ventre
    to spill something down one's front
    se renverser quelque chose sur le devant
  • 5 (British English) (promenade) on the sea/river front
    au bord de la mer/de la rivière
    a hotel on the front
    un hotel en bord de mer or sur le bord de mer
  • 7 (area of activity) changes on the domestic ou home front
    des changements côté politique intérieure
    there's nothing new on the wages front
    il n'y a rien de neuf côté salaires
    there are problems on the financial front
    il y a des problèmes sur le plan financier
  • 8 [figurative] (outer appearance) his cynicism is just a front
    son cynisme n'est qu'une façade
    to put on a brave front to present a united front
    présenter un front uni
  • 9
    (cover) to be a front for something
    servir de couverture à quelque chose

adjective (épith)

  • 1 (facing street)
    côté rue
    (garden, window, wall)
    qui donne sur la rue
  • 2 (furthest from rear)
    (tyre, wheel) (after n)
    (seat) (in cinema)
    au premier rang
    (in vehicle)
    (leg, paw, tooth)
    (edge, panel) (after n)
    (carriage, coach) (after n)
    in the front row
    au premier rang
    go and sit in the front seat
    va t'asseoir devant
  • 4 (head-on)
    de face
    (after n)

also: in front adverb phrase

  • (ahead) See examples: who's in front?
    qui gagne?
    I'm 30 points in front
    j'ai 30 points d'avance
    the Italian car is in front on the tenth lap
    c'est la voiture italienne qui mène au dixième tour

also: in front of preposition phrase

  • 1 (before) sit/walk in front of me
    asseyez-vous/marchez devant moi
    in front of the mirror/TV/house
    devant la glace/télé/maison
  • 2 (in the presence of) not in front of the children!
    pas devant les enfants!

transitive verb

  • 1 (face)
    donner sur
    (river, sea)
  • 2
    être à la tête de
    (band, company, party)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (face)to front onto (British English) ou on (American English)
    (house, shop)
    donner sur
    (sea, main road)
  • 2 (serve as a cover)to front for
    (person, organization)
    servir de couverture à

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