(||Fron"deur`) n. [F.] (F. Hist.) A member of the Fronde.
(Fron*dif"er*ous) a. [L. frondifer frons a leafy branch + ferre to bear: cf. F. frondifere.]
(Frond"let) n. (Bot.) A very small frond, or distinct portion of a compound frond.
(Fron*dose") a. [L. frondosus leafy.] (Bot.) (a) Frond bearing; resembling a frond; having a
simple expansion not separable into stem and leaves. (b) Leafy. Gray.
(Fron"dous) a. (Bot.) Frondose. [R.]
(||Frons) n. [L., front.] (Anal.) The forehead; the part of the cranium between the orbits and the
(Front) n. [F. frant forehead, L. frons, frontis; perh. akin to E. brow.]
1. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
Bless'd with his father's front, his mother's tongue.Pope.
Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front.Shak.
His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.Prior.
2. The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially,
of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, a bold front; a hardened front.
With smiling fronts encountering.Shak.
The inhabitants showed a bold front.Macaulay.
3. The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward
part; the foremost rank; the van; the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a house; the front of an
Had he his hurts before?Shak.
Ay, on the front.
4. A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of
un person, of the troops, or of a house.
5. The most conspicuous part.
The very head and front of my offending.Shak.
6. That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
Like any plain Miss Smith's, who wears s front.Mrs. Browning.
7. The beginning. "Summer's front." Shak.
Bastioned front (Mil.), a curtain connerting two half bastions. Front door, the door in the front
wall of a building, usually the principal entrance. Front of fortification, the works constructed upon
any one side of a polygon. Farrow. Front of operations, all that part of the field of operations in
front of the successive positions occupied by the army as it moves forward. Farrow. To come to
the front, to attain prominence or leadership.