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front

(Anterior), noun area in foreground, beginning, closest area, designated area in the foreground, exterior, face, foreground, forepart, frontage, frontal area, head
Associated concepts: road frontage, street frontage

front

(Concealed criminal operation), noun alter ego, concealed business, cover, cover up, criminal operation, disguise, felonious operation, fraudulent operation, illegitiiate operation, illicit operation, lawless operation, masked operation, pretense, sham, sham device, sham means, sham vehicle, unlawful operation, unlicensed operation, unnoward operation
Associated concepts: illegal fencing operation
See also: defy, hypocrisy, prime
References in classic literature ?
The captain spun round on his heel and fronted us; all the brown had gone out of his face, and even his nose was blue; he had the look of a man who sees a ghost, or the evil one, or something worse, if anything can be; and upon my word, I felt sorry to see him all in a moment turn so old and sick.
The selection of building had to be made in accordance with these divisions, except in so far as the jeds were concerned, they all occupying edifices which fronted upon the plaza.
Hyde appeared to hesitate, and then, as if upon some sudden reflection, fronted about with an air of defiance; and the pair stared at each other pretty fixedly for a few seconds.