Front of body, house, etc.: the more public or expressed part of one’s nature, or attitudes used to meet the world’; a ‘front’ or facade, used to create an impression, the point of stress where we as a person contact others and meet impacts, and so are more vulnerable. Also, what is in front can mean the future. Sometimes, as with the front of a car or the front door of a house, especially if bonnet or door is being opened, it depicts sexual nature. See back. Idioms: a lot of front; in front of, putting up a good front.