Translation of front in Spanish:


frente, n.

Pronunciation: /frənt//frʌnt/


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

    • 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 adelante
      • he was called to the front of the class lo hicieron pasar al frente de la clase
      • front and center ¡al frente!
      • A thin layer of material is applied to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance.
      • Not even with the head tipped back off the front of the sofa.
      • His picture appeared on the front of almost every major newspaper in the country.
      • The eyes are located on the front of the head rather than the sides, giving them binocular vision.
      • The result is that an observer looking at the front of the object appears to see straight through it.
      • The green pages in the front of the book will be looked over by your counselor.
      • 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.
      • One of them appeared on the front of a cereal box for saving a child from a rattlesnake.
      • I like those kinds of views, where the front of something looks so large while the rest of it disappears into the background.
      • This item did not appear to be in the front of every Chinese-language newspaper.
      • That excerpt is written on the front of the book, it really grabbed my attention and fired my imagination.
      • Bill's face appears on a poster and on the front of a free newspaper in the latest campaign highlighting Post Office services.
      • Manuel, having pointed at the front of what I assumed was a children's book, had promised he would return to it later.
      • A statue remains unchanged whether you view it from the front, the back, or the side.
      • James's appearance on the front of the Daily Telegraph sports section last Saturday has drawn a lot of response.
      • Sometimes, I actually tore out the blank pages at the front of books to draw on.

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    as adverb in front adelante
    • Midnight Orchid is out in front Midnight Orchid va en cabeza / lleva la delantera
    • in front of sb/sth adelante de algn/algo
    • he sat right in front of her se sentó delante de ella
    • 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 front
    • the people out front la gente de delante
    • she was out front from the start llevó la delantera / fue en cabeza desde el principio
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    • 3.1Military

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

    • 3.2Politics

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

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    • 4.1(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.
      • Sporting a brave front, he put on his battle gear: a worn-out helmet, its straps in tatters.
      • Maybe he was putting up a brave front on the phone for me.
      • Mason was putting on a brave front, but his chattering teeth told us all we needed to know.
      • Had he not been trying to keep a brave front, Damien may have quailed beneath the glare his leader.
      • Agatha was talking briskly enough but Tom sensed that she was putting on a brave front.
      • Afraid, but unwilling to show it, he put up a brave front for his granddaughter.
      • 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.
      • The couple and royal family somehow successfully managed to present a dignified front, whatever lay underneath.
      • Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not.
      • Though she had put on a brave front, he could see her eyes on the verge of tears.
      • 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.
      • Martin had used the NSA profile on him to present a calculated front of physical allure and verbal manipulation.
      • You've been keeping up this false front for a ridiculously long time, Libbie.

    • 4.2(for illegal activity)

      pantalla feminine
      • He wished that Koji Enterprises was still a paper business, not a front for organized crime.
      • She discovers that the magazine is a front for the organization, and decided to go undercover.
      • The industry will become a front for drug use and drug pushing, and for child prostitution.
      • 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.
      • An allegation by President Bush that some non-governmental organisations are operating as terrorist fronts caused unease in humanitarian aid groups last night.
      • The court heard how the former school governor also used a face-painting business on Bridlington pier as a front for his activities.
      • The businesses open under the guise of legitimate fronts but the main attraction and profits are a result of selling sex to visiting tourists.
      • It was commonly believed that the vans were a front for drugs.
      • His company, which legitimately produced a low level of budget films, was also a front for the illegal operation.
      • 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.
      • There will be more drug abuse, and that industry will be a front for it.
      • 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.
      • In their minds, those people are nothing more than a front for organised crime.
      • It was a front for who knows what - these guys were selling drugs or something.
      • The paramilitary organisations on both sides have long since been political fronts for gangsterism and racketeering.
      • There have been many press reports of Muslim civil and volunteer organizations being used as fronts for terrorist financing schemes.
      • There will be more drug abuse; the industry will be a front for that and for child prostitution.
      • Was Soviet government policy only a front for a clandestine personal policy pursued by Stalin?

    • 4.3(US) (nominal leader)

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

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    frente masculine
    a cold/warm front un frente frío/cálido
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    (overlooking sea)
    paseo marítimo masculine
    malecón masculine Latin America
    rambla feminine River Plate


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    (at front)
    (seat/leg/wheel) delantero
    (wheel/leg/seat) de delante
    (wheel/seat/leg) de adelante Latin America
    the front cover la portada
    • the front door la puerta de (la) calle
    • the front yard / 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
    • Weak cold fronts usually bring nothing more than a band of low cloud and any precipitation from these fronts will be very weak indeed.
    • The areas where these two masses of air meet are known as polar fronts.
    • Heavy rains brought by the monsoon front are an important water source for the nation.
    • 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.
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    (vowel) frontal

transitive verb

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    (present, head)
    (campaign) dirigir
    (group) liderar
    (show) presentar
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    (wall) revestir
    (building) revestir la fachada de

intransitive verb

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    (building/room/window) dar a
    the room fronts south/onto the street la habitación da al sur / está orientada al sur/da a la calle
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    (act as cover)
    servir de pantalla