Translation of front in Spanish:


frente, n.

Pronunciation /frənt//frʌnt/


  • 1

    • 1.1

      (of building) frente masculine
      (of building) fachada feminine
      (of dress) delantera feminine
      the skirt fastens at the front la falda se abrocha por adelante Latin America
      • Modesty panels of chiffon, where none might have existed before were seen on bodice fronts.
      • Sewing straight across from left to right on a cap front can cause a cap to pucker at the seam.
      • The building fronts that occupy the left side of the street are another story, though.
      • The front of the building consists mostly of glass windows and a pair of double glass doors in the middle.
      • She slid her arms into the jacket's sleeves and buttoned the front.
      • He put the glass down, picking up a napkin to wipe his front, his sleeve, and part of the log.
      • Typical of London houses, the plain front concealed the elaborate interior that was needed for lavish entertaining.
      • Retro Shirts are made of 100% rayon gabardine with button-down fronts for years of comfort and durability.
      • Decide which sweater neckline you prefer and use it to cut the upper garment front.
      • He held up a dark lime polo shirt with four blue buttons halfway down the front.
      • Back the garment fronts and back with tear-away stabilizer.
      • Some buildings had wooden fronts, porches, and sidewalks; the streets were narrow, and buildings were densely concentrated.
      • The family would use the front door below the great portico on the west front.
      • We had opted not to pave the main street, and restored all of the traditional false fronts of the buildings in the 1970's.
      • The front of the building is glass, so the entire lobby is clearly visible from the street, and from within the Ritz Carlton.
      • The gable front, frame building has a single entrance and a small loft door.
      • Plans to keep the facade had to be dropped when the front of the building was found to be in poor condition.
      • In the East, in the West, in the South, as far as the eye reaches, a sea of houses, towers and buildings, an endlessness of roofs, chimneys and fronts.
      • This was partly achieved by extending the front of the old building where a new facade was created on Hatch Street.
      • The translucency of it is striking, something not usually perceived in marble counter tops or building fronts.
      • The front of the studio building used to be a drab slab of rundown Victorian brickwork.
      • Often featuring a snap front and drawstring waist, this jacket maybe lined or unlined.
      • Try something unexpected like a blouse with a frilled front or lace cuffs under a plain sweater or a tailored jacket.
      • He scanned the dark fronts of the low buildings.

    • 1.2(forward part)

      frente masculine
      parte delantera feminine
      parte de delante feminine
      parte de adelante feminine Latin America
      you sit in the front tú siéntate delante
      • he was called to the front of the class lo hicieron pasar al frente de la clase
      • James's appearance on the front of the Daily Telegraph sports section last Saturday has drawn a lot of response.
      • A statue remains unchanged whether you view it from the front, the back, or the side.
      • Manuel, having pointed at the front of what I assumed was a children's book, had promised he would return to it later.
      • His picture appeared on the front of almost every major newspaper in the country.
      • A thin layer of material is applied to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance.
      • Sometimes, I actually tore out the blank pages at the front of books to draw on.
      • Not even with the head tipped back off the front of the sofa.
      • The result is that an observer looking at the front of the object appears to see straight through it.
      • Bill's face appears on a poster and on the front of a free newspaper in the latest campaign highlighting Post Office services.
      • 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.
      • This item did not appear to be in the front of every Chinese-language newspaper.
      • The eyes are located on the front of the head rather than the sides, giving them binocular vision.
      • The evidence of a struggle was everywhere, an oak closet and chest of draws lay on their fronts, the back of the closet smashed in.
      • The green pages in the front of the book will be looked over by your counselor.
      • One of them appeared on the front of a cereal box for saving a child from a rattlesnake.

  • 2

    • 2.1Military

      frente masculine
      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
      • Similarly, the armies of other fronts had the fixed-site supply depots of military districts transferred to them.
      • About midafternoon, the warriors opened an attack on the left front of the army line.
      • Communication trenches, which took the soldier from behind the front to the forward positions, were added and improved upon.
      • On the eastern front in WW II enemy dead were disposed of without ceremony and enemy cemeteries desecrated.
      • 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.
      • There's no way we could stretch our armed forces to a third front.
      • Kerensky cabled the front for additional armed forces but he hoped he would not have to use them.
      • One was to deliver men and munitions to the front faster that the enemy could destroy them.
      • In effect, this opened a second front in the war against the English empire.
      • Both coaches should become partners and present a unified front regardless of personal views.
      • There was little chance the Germans could keep Allied armies on two fronts at bay.
      • 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.
      • He worried Hitler would turn loose everything he had left in order to do as much damage as he could to the Allied armies on both fronts.
      • He drove the enemy back at Verdun and protected the front while the French army was in disarray.
      • A civil population on the move can be absolute havoc for a defending army trying to get its forces to the war front.
      • As the counteroffensive went on, the fronts and armies were gaining experience in repelling counterattacks of big enemy tank force groupings.
      • Masses of infantry and guns would then advance on a broad front to encircle the enemy and destroy him with fire.
      • In the first case, US forces were forced to fight on two fronts against powerful imperialist enemies in Germany and Japan.
      • The Third Infantry reached the front early that morning about five miles south of Hafar al-Batin.
      • The allied forces even opened an eastern front through Eritrea and Ethiopia.

    • 2.2Politics

      frente masculine
      popular front frente popular
      • The political failure to create a national liberation front is the Achilles heel of the resistance.

  • 3

    • 3.1(outward show)

      fachada feminine
      his friendliness is just a front su simpatía no es más que una fachada
      • Paul followed her slowly, knowing deep down that she was just putting up a brave front.
      • We are scared and we are shaking and we are trying to put up a brave front, but we have no frame of reference for something like this.
      • She tried so hard, she did everything she could to put on a brave front, but she thought Mom was going to die.
      • Agatha was talking briskly enough but Tom sensed that she was putting on a brave front.
      • Amy seems uncomfortable under his gaze, but she finally puts up a brave front.
      • Sporting a brave front, he put on his battle gear: a worn-out helmet, its straps in tatters.
      • You've been keeping up this false front for a ridiculously long time, Libbie.
      • The couple and royal family somehow successfully managed to present a dignified front, whatever lay underneath.
      • Martin had used the NSA profile on him to present a calculated front of physical allure and verbal manipulation.
      • Though she had put on a brave front, he could see her eyes on the verge of tears.
      • Mason was putting on a brave front, but his chattering teeth told us all we needed to know.
      • Afraid, but unwilling to show it, he put up a brave front for his granddaughter.
      • Had he not been trying to keep a brave front, Damien may have quailed beneath the glare his leader.
      • Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not.
      • Maybe he was putting up a brave front on the phone for me.

    • 3.2(for illegal activity)

      pantalla feminine
      • He wished that Koji Enterprises was still a paper business, not a front for organized crime.
      • There will be more drug abuse; the industry will be a front for that and for child prostitution.
      • The court heard how the former school governor also used a face-painting business on Bridlington pier as a front for his activities.
      • It was commonly believed that the vans were a front for drugs.
      • It was a front for who knows what - these guys were selling drugs or something.
      • Western intelligence agencies, they reasoned, had poured money into Ukrainian civil society groups that were then used as fronts to organize the insurrection.
      • Some of the so-called fund buying is just a front for this more substantial buying.
      • The paramilitary organisations on both sides have long since been political fronts for gangsterism and racketeering.
      • The businesses open under the guise of legitimate fronts but the main attraction and profits are a result of selling sex to visiting tourists.
      • An allegation by President Bush that some non-governmental organisations are operating as terrorist fronts caused unease in humanitarian aid groups last night.
      • There will be more drug abuse, and that industry will be a front for it.
      • His company, which legitimately produced a low level of budget films, was also a front for the illegal operation.
      • She discovers that the magazine is a front for the organization, and decided to go undercover.
      • The whole wizard thing is just a front for his illegal drug selling activities.
      • No one seems that upset that she used the Womans League as a front for her scams.
      • There have been many press reports of Muslim civil and volunteer organizations being used as fronts for terrorist financing schemes.
      • Was Soviet government policy only a front for a clandestine personal policy pursued by Stalin?
      • The industry will become a front for drug use and drug pushing, and for child prostitution.
      • In their minds, those people are nothing more than a front for organised crime.
      • Its one of the best wind-ups of all to suggest to an ultra-left group that they might be a front for some security service or other.

    • 3.3US (nominal leader)

      he was just the front of the organization era solo la cabeza visible de la organización

  • 4

    frente masculine
    a cold/warm front un frente frío/cálido
    • Heavy rains brought by the monsoon front are an important water source for the nation.
    • The areas where these two masses of air meet are known as polar fronts.
    • Convergence is where the movement of a front lifts a mass of air that is in its path.
    • Weak cold fronts usually bring nothing more than a band of low cloud and any precipitation from these fronts will be very weak indeed.
    • 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.
  • 5

    (overlooking sea)
    paseo marítimo masculine
    malecón masculine Latin America
    rambla feminine River Plate


  • 1

    (at front)
    (leg/seat/wheel) delantero
    (wheel/leg/seat) de delante
    (seat/leg/wheel) de adelante Latin America
    the front cover la portada
    • the front door la puerta de (la) calle
    • the front yard / (British) garden el jardín del frente
    • a seat in the front row un asiento en primera fila
    • a front-row seat un asiento en primera fila
    • Eventually, though, the small front line will get exposed.
    • A white police tent yesterday covered the front garden of the house as forensic tests were carried out.
    • She pushed open the heavy front doors and led her sister out into the hot sun.
    • Before she could reply, the heavy front doors opened and closed.
    • 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.
    • We had the very front middle seats and the dances were excellent.
    • He pulled open the heavy front door and its loud squeak was shot through the house.
    • The animal must now be secured on a lead when it is in the front garden or in James Street.
    • So are you prepared to make some commitment that you are not going to be knocking down that front line?
    • Murray had a big day and the whole front row produced some important hard yards.
    • Though they share many dates, Russell never gets past Alice's front porch.
    • They have a new front row and they're capable of turning it on any time.
    • Bunny, who I had trusted to stay at my heels on our new front yard, followed me forwards.
    • They walked out of the double front doors, and to Logan's car.
    • My tree was getting a prime spot in our new front yard!
    • The living room also features a bay window with views over the front lawn.
    • My whole front yard was covered by plants and vegetation.
    • She ran into her room, then outside and out onto the front lawn.
    • I enjoyed your last letter, describing the way you repainted the front porch.
  • 2

    (vowel) frontal
    • I've got a girl's name when written down, but it's got a front vowel when pronounced.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (present, head)
    (campaign) dirigir
    (group) liderar
    (show) presentar
    • Kelly Brook is a presenter who has fronted programmes on MTV.
    • Each episode will be fronted by one of the main presenters and brought to viewers from a different city or venue around the country every week.
    • But when I was fronting the band, I had to do all the talking.
    • Tonight's programmes will be fronted by Dale Winton and guests include Ronan Keating, Claudia Winkleman and US comedian and actor, Denis Leary.
    • Now Susie, a former singer in the Paper Dolls group in the 60s and ex-radio presenter, is working again and determined to reach the target of the appeal, fronted by Kirsty.
    • I once described this band to someone as listening to the lead singer from Mindless Self Indulgence fronting The Cure.
    • I went out for 10 days to do preview material and came back and fronted it in London, live.
    • Chris Evans, Davina McCall and Dermot O'Leary are fronting BBC Radio 2's extensive Live 8 coverage on 2 July.
    • 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?
    • Its news service, Meridian Tonight, fronted by popular presenter Fred Dinenage attracts nearly half a million viewers each evening.
    • The new 14 piece line up is still fronted by three lead vocalists, Louise, Sandra and Sinead, backed by the famous Global Funk brass section, strings and 6 piece rhythm section.
    • 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.
    • I fronted blues bands and did other people's material.
    • For example, when a friend who lives in England told me of a death metal band fronted by a parrot, I was inclined to suspect he was pulling my leg.
    • Rathnew full back Mark Coffey had a smashing first half, ably fronted all through by Stephen Byrne.
    • Doherty fronts the Babyshambles, who he says won't stand for it if he slides back into drug abuse.
    • Love fronted a Beach Boys band, Jardine led something called the Beach Band, and lawyers made a nice living off all the bitter litigation.
    • On 6 July 2005, the BBC launches a radio amnesty in aid of African nations - fronted by presenter Nick Knowles - in which listeners can receive discounts on DAB radios.
    • Phil was an immensely talented singer and songwriter who fronted a band called the Knobs.
    • You end up with someone like Barnes fronting a prime-time programme like Football on Five.
    • However their lead was reversed at 9pm when ITV overtook the corporation with an hour long special fronted by Sir Trevor McDonald.
    • Steve Rider and Sue Barker will front the programme which has live action from the very first heats to the all important finals.
    • New executive chairman Simon Burke, who fronted the group of private investors that made up the Select consortium, took over the reins yesterday.
    • Her latest creation ‘Leanne’ is a digitally-generated pop star fronting an all girl band as synthetic as herself.
    • BBC Four covers the festival for the first time with a special programme fronted by Sony award-winning radio DJ Mark Radcliffe and acclaimed folk artist Eliza Carthy.
    • Studio presenters fronting the BBC's main coverage are Steve Rider, John Inverdale, Jill Douglas and Craig Doyle, with regular studio guests Jonathan Davies and Jeremy Guscott.
    • Concurrently, Lowery is working on a solo album and on new Cracker material, and fronting a dual Camper / Cracker tour.
    • Look at our television down here - lots of our programmes are fronted by Scots.
    • The song has been covered by everyone from Nat King Cole to Dread Zeppelin, a 1990s rock band fronted by an Elvis impersonator.
    • Inside Out returns to our screens this Monday, fronted by popular presenter Tessa Dunlop.
    • Having fronted the band generally credited with inventing heavy metal, Ozzy should have been a lock for a solo deal, but initially found no takers.
    • 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.
    • He has most recently been fronting the programme's late bulletins.
    • Garrity disbanded the original group in 1969 and concentrated on solo work, fronting the 1970s TV series Little Big Time and was much in demand for pantomime and cabaret appearances.
    • McRedmond admits that even with No Frontiers presenter Kathryn Thomas fronting its television campaign, Eircom has a job on its hands to accelerate the process.
    • Presenter Brian Morton, who fronts Radio Scotland's nightly arts programme, The Brian Morton Show, is to leave the station.
    • Colin Murray will front the programme when it launches in January.
    • Philippa is no stranger to presenting on television, having fronted Tomorrow's World, Heaven and Earth, Crufts, Robot Wars and a host of other programmes.
    • The role of news anchor is perhaps the most iconic in US TV, its grand status stemming from the days of the legendary Cronkite, who, as the undisputed star of television news, fronted the CBS programme for decades.
    • Theres another band that's fronted by a girl, but that's all the estrogen in this show.
  • 2

    (wall) revestir
    (building) revestir la fachada de
    • 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.
    • The main frontier comprises a stone foundation about 4.3m wide on which stood a turf bank up to 3m high, fronted by a berm and a ditch normally about 12m wide and 3m deep.
    • It is fronted by a cobblelock driveway which provides off-street parking for two cars, as well as a small landscaped shrubbery.
    • It was sent to the owner and/or occupier of the bus shelter fronting the Waggon and Horses in York's Lawrence Street.
    • The 18-year-old volunteered to spend Saturday shut up on a window ledge at the Thomson travel agent shop fronting Devizes High Street.
    • Between this and the canal we discovered warehouses, mausolea and other buildings that fronted on to the road.
    • While Maureen was fronting the campaigning, she collapsed with a heart attack and nearly died.
    • The building faces south and fronts onto Palms Boulevard.
    • She said the existing school buildings would make ‘an excellent neighbourhood scheme’, and objected to three-storey homes fronting North Cray Road.
    • I was delighted to see some beautiful butterflies on flowering shrubs in the gardens fronting a busy, air-polluted road in Penge.
    • 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.
    • I sat down heavily on a porch fronting one of the buildings lining main street.
    • He dropped anchor in the bay that fronts San Sebastian, the island's capital, which stands on one of the few pieces of flat land.
    • As it rained heavily outside his home fronting Tampa Bay, Lopez delved into the past.
    • We have agreed to purchase from Westpac Bank the land fronting Bakewell Road which was formerly the British Gas depot and which now has outline planning approval for residential development.
    • The new building will front Bolton Road and around 70 extra parking spaces will be created near Malvern Grove.
    • Under the original plan, London & Amsterdam would have designed and built the new venue fronting Ferensway itself.
    • The building will front onto Quay Street at the bottom of the church grounds.
    • Those two lots will each see one single-family residence fronting West Fifth street with a duplex built on the downward slope toward the rear of the property.
    • The Jurys Ballsbridge site fronts onto a main road and office blocks.
    • A creamy sand beach fronts the hotel, complete with obligatory stands of coconut palms.
    • 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.
    • Also, plans show four outparcels with 10,000-square-foot buildings fronting Roosevelt Boulevard.
    • The scallop-shaped meadow became Piazza del Campo, fronted by the Palazzo Pubblico, which stands proud on the lip.
    • The proposal is for a house on the narrow strip of land fronting the A342 Rowde road near the Queen's Head.
    • At the top of the page is the office block Sunley Tower, the town houses fronting the Northern Quarter and the Arndale Tower.
    • However, we were told nearly four years ago that the military base at Cloghogue was to be removed but in fact the only structural removal at the base was a small outlying tin hut, which fronted on to the main road.
    • The Bradford Sunwin House store is available alongside neighbouring land fronting onto Thornton Road known as Southgate.
    • Recommended for inclusion are parts of Cedar Avenue not at present in the zone, together with buildings fronting Rainsford Road up to Parkway, and the whole of the civic centre offices and theatre buildings.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (room/building/window) dar a
    the room fronts south/onto the street la habitación da al sur / está orientada al sur/da a la calle
  • 2

    (act as cover)
    servir de pantalla
    • It was a dingy bar that fronted for a whore house.
    • 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 even claimed he was fronting for BA, but the bank denied that allegation.
    • These clowns are fronting for somebody or something else, they're too stupid to be pulling this off on their own.
    • 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.