Front is a concept that is used to name the upper part of the face. The forehead, therefore, extends from above the eyes until the turn of the skull begins. For instance: “When you worry, your forehead wrinkles”, “The player was left lying after a blow to the forehead”, “With incipient baldness, my forehead has been exposed”.
The notion of front is also used to name the front of of a home, a building, a car or something else. So the front is used as opposed to the back or sides: “Mariana painted the front of her house blue”, “The front of the building, with its mirrored balconies, is impressive”, “The bus collided head-on with a car”.
In the field military, the front is the line where two enemy sides meet and, therefore, where direct confrontation is established. The soldiers who are at the front, therefore, are further ahead than the rest of the members of the army and they are the ones who enter into combat: “There were many casualties on the northern front”, “The soldiers at the front conveyed good news”.
Also within the military jargon is the expression “Head on, march!”, which is a command or an order issued by a superior to his subordinates. In Argentina, for example, it is used in everyday speech to denote an absolute determination regarding an idea, the decision to move forward without looking back; In any case, the deformation of popular language has made it a “Head on badly”, “In front of butter” Y “In front of butter”. Its use is to replace a response of type «Yes, without a doubt» when faced with a question about a taste or when seeking confirmation regarding a plan.
Another expression that contains this term is “Go ahead”, which means not to beat around the bush, to be sincere. It is used in contexts in which someone keeps a secret that may harm another person, or has a problem with them and has not yet expressed it; If you decide to go head-on, then you will be able to clarify all the points that have not yet come to light. This implies a certain degree of courage in the face of the potential inconveniences that disclosure of the truth can bring.
When it is said that a person has neither “two fingers at front” their low intelligence is spoken of in general, in a clearly derogatory way. It is an expression that seems less violence that the use of terms like fool, moron or stupid, but that in everyday speech has the same meaning. It is usually used in times of anger or argument, although this does not justify verbal aggression.
In a different context, it can be used to express a wish that someone is capable enough to understand something: “If you have two fingers in front, you can not get angry”. In this case, it is not necessarily an attack on the person being talked about, but rather the uncertainty regarding their potential reaction to a particular issue.
For the meteorology, a front is a contact zone of two air masses that present different temperature and humidity and that, when moving, generates meteorological changes.
A front, on the other hand, is a coalition or alliance between political parties or organizations: “The Workers’ Front will be presented in the next municipal elections”.
Front, finally, is a adverb that refers to who are in conflict: “Tonight, the Filipino boxer will fight against a Russian opponent”.