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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 ?
Naught would please me better Than to stand fronting you with naked blade In jest, or earnest.
The distance to the Casino was about half a verst, and our route led us through the Chestnut Avenue until we reached the square directly fronting the building.
The church was simply the former chapel of the castle, fronting upon its grass-grown court, which, however, was of generous enough width to have given up its quaintest corner to a little graveyard.
One moment, sir," I said, as I realized that it was a pink bald head, and not a red face, which was fronting me.
Some indication of a neck being developed in him by these means, he and the sharer of his life's evening again fronting one another in their two porter's chairs, like a couple of sentinels long forgotten on their post by the Black Serjeant, Death.
In the new objects we recognize the old game, the Habit of fronting the fact, and not dealing with it at second hand, through the perceptions of somebody else.
That is why--" Here he stopped himself, and they began to walk slowly along the Embankment, the moon fronting them.