1. seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

    Synonyms : farsightedness, prevision, prospicience
    Type Of : knowing
  2. providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future

    Synonyms : foresightedness, foresightfulness
    Type Of : providence


  1. having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination

    Antonyms : faceless
    Examples :
    • a neatly faced terrace


  1. especially spread in a fan shape

    Synonyms : spread-out
    Examples :
    • the peacock's fanned tail


  1. the side that is forward or prominent

    Synonyms : forepart, front end
    Antonyms : rear
    Type Of : face, side
  2. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

    Synonyms : figurehead, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman
    Type Of : deceiver, beguiler, cheat, cheater, trickster, slicker
  3. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

    Synonyms : movement, social movement
    Type Of : social group
    Examples :
    • he led the national liberation front
  4. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

    Synonyms : face, look
    Antonyms : back
    Type Of : lie
  5. the immediate proximity of someone or something

    Synonyms : presence
    Type Of : proximity
    Examples :
    • he was well behaved in front of company
  6. confront bodily

    Synonyms : breast
    Type Of : confront, face
  7. the line along which opposing armies face each other

    Synonyms : battlefront, front line
    Type Of : line
  8. a sphere of activity involving effort

    Type Of : sphere, arena, field, area, domain, orbit
    Examples :
    • the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front
    • they advertise on many different fronts
  9. (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses

    Type Of : atmospheric phenomenon
  10. relating to or located in the front

    Antonyms : back
    Examples :
    • the front lines
    • the front porch
  11. the outward appearance of a person

    Type Of : appearance
    Examples :
    • he put up a bold front
  12. the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer

    Antonyms : back
    Type Of : place, position
    Examples :
    • he walked to the front of the stage
  13. the side that is seen or that goes first

    Antonyms : rear
    Type Of : side


  1. draw back, as with fear or pain

    Synonyms : cringe, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
  2. a reflex response to sudden pain

    Synonyms : wince
    Type Of : jump, start, startle

funeral pyre

  1. wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

    Synonyms : pyre
    Type Of : agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile


  1. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number

    Antonyms : many
    Examples :
    • a few weeks ago
    • a few more wagons than usual
    • an invalid's pleasures are few and far between
    • few roses were still blooming
    • few women have led troops in battle
  2. a small elite group

    Type Of : elite group, elite
    Examples :
    • it was designed for the discriminating few


  1. the activity of supplying or taking on fuel

    Synonyms : refueling
    Type Of : provision, supply, supplying


  1. make something, usually for a specific function

    Synonyms : form, mold, mould, shape, work
    Type Of : create from raw stuff, create from raw material
  2. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    Synonyms : contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, invent
    Type Of : create by mental act, create mentally
  3. make a copy of with the intent to deceive

    Synonyms : counterfeit, fake
    Type Of : re-create
    Examples :
    • She forged a Green Card
  4. a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

    Synonyms : smithy
    Type Of : work, workplace
  5. make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

    Synonyms : fashion
    Type Of : make
  6. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

    Synonyms : spirt, spurt
    Type Of : go, locomote, travel, move
  7. create by hammering

    Synonyms : hammer
    Type Of : beat
    Examples :
    • forge a pair of tongues
  8. furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

    Type Of : furnace
  9. move ahead steadily

    Type Of : advance, progress, move on, pass on, march on, go on
    Examples :
    • He forged ahead


  1. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

    Synonyms : foiling, thwarting
    Type Of : hinderance, hindrance, interference
  2. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

    Synonyms : defeat
    Type Of : letdown, disappointment
  3. a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

    Type Of : annoyance, chafe, vexation
    Examples :
    • her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration