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Synonyms of 'front'

(noun) 
Definition
the beginning, opening, or first part
Stand at the front of the line.
Synonyms
head
the head of the queue
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lead
He now has a lead of 30 points.
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beginning
Think of this as a new beginning.
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top
The US will be at the top of the medals table.
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(noun) 
Definition
a position or place directly before or ahead
Attached to the front of the house was a veranda.
Synonyms
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face
We climbed 200 feet up the cliff face.
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façade
the façade of the building
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frontage
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obverse
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forepart
(noun) 
Definition
that part or side that is forward, or most often seen or used
the front of the picture
Synonyms
foreground
the foreground of this boldly painted landscape
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fore
no damage in the fore part of the ship
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forefront
They are at the forefront of the campaign.
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nearest part
(noun) 
Definition
a promenade at a seaside resort
a stroll on the front
Synonyms
promenade
a fine promenade running past the boathouses
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prom
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esplanade
(noun) 
Definition
the total area in which opposing armies face each other
Her husband is fighting at the front.
Synonyms
front line
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trenches
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vanguard
Students have been in the vanguard of revolutionary change.
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firing line
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van
(noun) 
Definition
an outward appearance
He kept up a brave front.
Synonyms
appearance
He had the appearance of a college student.
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look
They've opted for a rustic look in the kitchen.
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show
We need to make a show of acknowledging their expertise.
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face
He was walking around with a sad face.
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air
The meal gave the occasion an almost festive air.
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bearing
She later wrote warmly of his bearing and behaviour.
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aspect
The snowy tree assumed a lifeless aspect.
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manner
His manner was self-assured and brusque.
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expression
He sat there with a sad expression on his face.
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exterior
The exterior of the building was a masterpiece of architecture.
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countenance (literary)
He met each inquiry with an impassive countenance.
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demeanour
He was nicknamed ‘the Sergeant Major’ for his military demeanour.
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mien (literary)
his mild manner and aristocratic mien
(noun) 
Definition
a business or other activity serving as a respectable cover for another, usually criminal, organization
(informal)  a front for crime syndicates
Synonyms
disguise
religion is often used as an excuse for war or a disguise for power
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cover
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
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screen
They put a screen in front of me.
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mask
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
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cover-up
He denied there'd been any cover-up of the fraud.
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cloak
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
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pretext
They wanted a pretext to restart the war.
He excused himself on the pretext of a stomach ache.
(adjective) 
Definition
of, at, or in the front
She is still missing her front teeth.
Synonyms
,
at the front
Opposites
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aft
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back end
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nethermost
(adjective) 
Definition
of, at, or in the front
He is the front runner for the star role.
Synonyms
leading
Britain's future as a leading industrial nation depends on investment.
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first
The first priority for development is to defeat inflation.
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lead
Cossiga's reaction is the lead story in the Italian press.
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head
I had the head man out from the gas company.
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foremost
He was one of the world's foremost scholars.
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headmost
(verb) 
Definition
to face (onto)
Victorian houses fronting onto the pavement
Synonyms
face onto
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overlook
The rooms overlooked the garden.
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look out on
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have a view of
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look over or onto
(verb) 
Definition
to be the leader of (a band) on stage
He fronted a formidable band of guerilla fighters.
Synonyms
lead
He led the country between 1949 and 1984.
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head
He heads the department's Office of Civil Rights.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
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command
the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
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head up

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of air
Definition
a distinctive quality, appearance, or manner
The meal gave the occasion an almost festive air.
in the sense of aspect
Definition
appearance or look
The snowy tree assumed a lifeless aspect.
in the sense of bearing
Definition
a person's general social conduct
She later wrote warmly of his bearing and behaviour.

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