from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb With the head or front first.
  • adverb In open conflict; in direct opposition.
  • adjective Facing forward; frontal.
  • adjective With the front end foremost.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective characterized by direct opposition.
  • adjective Without evasion or compromise.
  • adjective Meeting front to front; used mostly of collisions between vehicles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective idiomatic Direct, abrupt, blunt or unequivocal; not prevaricating.
  • adjective Of a collision, from the front or in the direction of motion.
  • noun A collision from the front.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with the front foremost
  • adverb in direct opposition; directly
  • adjective characterized by direct opposition
  • adjective meeting front to front


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