Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The anterior, uppermost part of the head of an insect.

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  • n. The forehead; the part of the cranium between the orbits and the vertex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The forehead; the part of the cranium between the orbits and the vertex.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The forehead.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin frōns, front-, forehead, front.

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Latin frons ("front").

Examples

  • Its happy demeanour comes from the "frons" - the frontal area of an insect's head above the mouth parts.

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  • In fact, it's just the colorful markings on the "frons," or frontal head and mouth parts, of the female Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea that makes it look that way, experts told The Daily Telegraph Saturday.

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  • A high brow like unto the bright heavens, coeli pulcherrima plaga, Frons ubi vivit honor, frons ubi ludit amor, white and smooth like the polished alabaster, a pair of cheeks of vermilion colour, in which love lodgeth; [4914] Amor qui mollibus genis puellae pernoctas: a coral lip, suaviorum delubrum, in which

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  • They reveal our thoughts, and as they say, frons animi index, but the eye of the countenance, [4978] Quid procacibus intuere ocellis?

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  • If you are into woven palm frons ? you can get baskets in the Market Place but there are roadside stands where they weave and sell them also.

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  • Different sizes of fluted architrave-frieze blocks, discovered in the southern area close to the stage, are almost certainly the scarce remains of the scaenae frons and suggest it was made up of 3 levels, which was not unusual for covered theatres of this size in the Roman Empire.

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  • A rather plain rectangular cornice block broken into six pieces and worked on three sides may have belonged to an aedicula (a tabernacle formed by projecting columns) from the upper part of the scaenae frons (the stage building's inner facade).

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  • However, the most important result of the excavation in this area was the discovery of a foundation fill, which made it possible to date the building of scaenae frons in the Severan period, between A.D. 180 and 210, while the small foundation trench of the outer wall suggests a start of construction in late Hadrianic times.

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  • The interior scaenae frons (stage facade), however, seems to have been added in its current state in the Severan period (late second-early third century A.D.).

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  • Their first aim was to find the original level of the stage wall (scaenae frons) and of the podium inside the complex, a goal that was reached towards the end of the week.

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