from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To concentrate costs or benefits of (a financial obligation or deal) in an early period: They front-loaded their tax deductions.
- intransitive v. To concentrate costs or benefits in an early period.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To assign to the initial periods.
- n. Attributive form of front load.
- adj. Designed to be loaded from the front.
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He had the courage to front-load the pain and back-load the pleasure on the most serious issues.
A designer smart enough to front-load the general thrust of evolution might be smart enough to do just that.
Online dating has the tendency to front-load, letting users set up a profile or fill out a questionnaire at the outset and then spend the rest of their time looking for matches.
GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Kentucky has recalled GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating.
But you can “front-load” five years worth of contributions in one year — $65,000 for a single giver or $130,000 for a couple — without paying the gift tax.
ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet on Thursday suggested he was waiting for Italy to make the first move, saying it was "urgent" for European countries to front-load economic reforms, "and for Italy of course."
PARIS Reuters - The European Central Bank remains divided over whether to buy Italian government bonds but even some of those who favor the move say Italy should do more to front-load austerity measures, ECB sources said Saturday.
Whirlpool makes washers at a plant in Clyde, Ohio, and said it recently began bringing back to that plant some front-load washers it had been producing in Germany and Mexico.
• Identify patients at risk for hospitalization and "front-load" contact with them right after hospital discharge;
Mr. Kashyap said the company is planning to front-load its overseas borrowing for $500 million in the first half of the fiscal year beginning April 1.