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

Translation of front in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 the skirt fastens at the front
    la falda se abrocha por delante
    la falda se abrocha por adelante (esp Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • Modesty panels of chiffon, where none might have existed before were seen on bodice fronts.
    • Try something unexpected like a blouse with a frilled front or lace cuffs under a plain sweater or a tailored jacket.
    • Back the garment fronts and back with tear-away stabilizer.
    Example sentences
    • The translucency of it is striking, something not usually perceived in marble counter tops or building fronts.
    • The gable front, frame building has a single entrance and a small loft door.
    • The family would use the front door below the great portico on the west front.
    1.2 (forward part)
    parte (feminine) delantera
    parte (feminine) de delante
    parte (feminine) de adelante (esp Latin America)
    you sit in the front
    tú siéntate delante
    tú siéntate adelante (esp Latin America)
    he was called to the front of the class
    lo hicieron pasar al frente de la clase
    front and center (US) (Military)
    ¡al frente!
    Example sentences
    • I like those kinds of views, where the front of something looks so large while the rest of it disappears into the background.
    • That excerpt is written on the front of the book, it really grabbed my attention and fired my imagination.
    • Sometimes, I actually tore out the blank pages at the front of books to draw on.
  • 2 (in phrases) in front (as adverb)
    adelante (esp Latin America)
    Midnight Orchid is out in front
    Midnight Orchid va en cabeza or lleva la delantera
    in front of somebody/something
    delante de alguien/algo
    adelante de alguien/algo (esp Latin America)
    (facing) enfrente de alguien/algo
    he sat right in front of her
    se sentó delante de ella
    se sentó adelante de ella (esp Latin America)
    it's right in front of your nose!
    ¡lo tienes delante de las narices!
    we've got a big task in front of us
    tenemos una gran tarea por delante
    out frontthe people out front
    la gente de delante
    la gente de adelante (esp Latin America)
    she was out front from the start (US) (Sport)
    llevó la delantera or fue en cabeza desde el principio
  • 3 3.1 (Military) the Western front
    el frente occidental
    they were attacked on all fronts
    los atacaron por todos los frentes
    progress was made on all fronts
    hubo avances en todos los frentes
    there is good news on the job front
    hay noticias alentadoras en el plano laboral
    Example sentences
    • Kerensky cabled the front for additional armed forces but he hoped he would not have to use them.
    • By the end of July, the forces of the three fronts outflanked the Orel force grouping of the enemy in the north, east and south.
    • The ravaging of the Palatinate at the start of the League of Augsburg war was intended to deny the area to enemy armies, limiting the number of fronts Louis's armies had to cover.
    3.2 (Politics) popular front
    frente popular
    Example sentences
    • The political failure to create a national liberation front is the Achilles heel of the resistance.
  • 4 4.1 (outward show) his friendliness is just a front
    su simpatía no es más que una fachada
    Example sentences
    • Sporting a brave front, he put on his battle gear: a worn-out helmet, its straps in tatters.
    • Amy seems uncomfortable under his gaze, but she finally puts up a brave front.
    • She tried so hard, she did everything she could to put on a brave front, but she thought Mom was going to die.
    4.2 (for illegal activity)
    Example sentences
    • The whole wizard thing is just a front for his illegal drug selling activities.
    • The court heard how the former school governor also used a face-painting business on Bridlington pier as a front for his activities.
    • She discovers that the magazine is a front for the organization, and decided to go undercover.
    4.3 (nominal leader) (US) he was just the front of the organization
    era solo la cabeza visible de la organización
  • 5 (Meteorology) a cold/warm front
    un frente frío/cálido
    Example sentences
    • If the front moves across a surface with a warmer temperature than the lower parts of the air mass, then the front will become unstable.
    • Convergence is where the movement of a front lifts a mass of air that is in its path.
    • The areas where these two masses of air meet are known as polar fronts.


  • 1 (at front)
    de delante
    de adelante (esp Latin America)
    the front cover
    la portada
    the front door
    la puerta de (la) calle
    the front yard or (British) garden
    el jardín del frente
    a seat in the front row, a front-row seat
    un asiento en primera fila
    see alsofront bench, → front page etc
    Example sentences
    • This caused the living room to collapse into the cellar and left the front garden covered in rubble.
    • The solution was found when Mick noticed the cast iron water meter cover in the front garden.
    • A white police tent yesterday covered the front garden of the house as forensic tests were carried out.
  • 2 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • I've got a girl's name when written down, but it's got a front vowel when pronounced.

transitive verb

  • 1 (present, head)
    Example sentences
    • New executive chairman Simon Burke, who fronted the group of private investors that made up the Select consortium, took over the reins yesterday.
    • Debbie, a biker of 15 years' experience, fronts a group of more than 50 members which look to defend biker interests and comment on any new government legislation.
    • All Mesnel's franchised stores - and as well as the UK and France, they are expanding into Australia, New Zealand, Spain and the Middle East - are fronted by a prominent local rugby player.
    Example sentences
    • Kelly Brook is a presenter who has fronted programmes on MTV.
    • Presenter Brian Morton, who fronts Radio Scotland's nightly arts programme, The Brian Morton Show, is to leave the station.
    • Graham's used to fronting his own television programme and has had audiences in stitches with his live stand-up, but can he cut it live on BBC ONE, or will he be just a little bit scared?
  • 2 (Building)
    revestir la fachada de
    Example sentences
    • Between this and the canal we discovered warehouses, mausolea and other buildings that fronted on to the road.
    • The scheme would include ground floor shops, including a food store, on land fronting Bury New Road and Stanley Road, meaning Roma's and the Church pub would be demolished.
    • The new building will front Bolton Road and around 70 extra parking spaces will be created near Malvern Grove.
    Example sentences
    • Husband and wife walked till they had reached the house they were in search of, which stood in a terrace facing the sea, and was fronted by a small garden of windproof and salt-proof evergreens, stone steps leading up to the porch.
    • I was delighted to see some beautiful butterflies on flowering shrubs in the gardens fronting a busy, air-polluted road in Penge.
    • An Easter opening is planned for the new visitor centre, which is built in the ruined shell of a 17th century seat of the Cholmley family and fronted by cobbled garden courts.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (face)
    dar a
    the room fronts south/onto the street
    la habitación da al sur or está orientada al sur/da a la calle
  • 2 (act as cover)
    servir de pantalla
    Example sentences
    • Yep, the same bloke who fronted for James Hardie and conned the NSW Government into running dead on the Hardie lurk in avoiding its asbestos claims in 2001, is a News representative.
    • He fronted for them by taking their cheques, depositing them and then writing personal checks that he gave to Encounter, an anti-communist liberal literary publication.
    • It was a dingy bar that fronted for a whore house.
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