The forward part or surface, as of a building. The area, location, or position directly before or ahead. A position of leadership or superiority. The forehead or face, especially of a bird or other animal. Demeanor or bearing, especially in the presence of danger or difficulty. An outward, often feigned, appearance or manner: They put up a good front. Land bordering a lake, river, or street. A promenade along the water at a resort. A detachable part of a man's dress shirt covering the chest; a dickey. The most forward line of a combat force. The area of contact between opposing combat forces; a battlefront. Meteorology The interface between air masses of different temperatures or densities. A field of activity: the economic front. A group or movement uniting various individuals or organizations for the achievement of a common purpose; a coalition. A nominal leader lacking in real authority; a figurehead. An apparently respectable person, group, or business used as a cover for secret or illegal activities. Archaic The first part; the beginning. Archaic The face; the countenance. Of, relating to, aimed at, or located in the front: the front lines; the front row; front property on Lake Tahoe. Linguistics Designating vowels produced at or toward the front of the oral cavity, such as the vowels of green and get. To look out on; face: a house that fronts the ocean. To meet in opposition; confront. To provide a front for. To serve as a front for. Music To lead (a group of musicians): "Goodman . . . became the first major white bandleader to front an integrated group\u201d ( Bill Barol).