Main definitions of frontal in English

: frontal1frontal2

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adjective

  • 1Of or at the front.

    ‘the frontal view misses the octagonal tower’
    • ‘Although both Newman and Fagg use a direct frontal pose, the results are strikingly different: one is expressive, the other documentary.’
    • ‘The quality of the copperplate engraving of each rosette is extraordinary, featuring both the frontal view of the stone carving and a cross-section to show the depth of the carved decoration.’
    • ‘For example, a two-page spread puts side-by-side a frontal view and a large feathered serpent head in such a way that underscores a formal similarity.’
    • ‘Moreover, whereas the frontal view is savage and vehement, this head is gentle and dreamy, even pretty, expressing an entirely different mood.’
    • ‘In their strong colors, direct frontal poses, and careful detailing, the Burnett likenesses are typical of Johnson's best work.’
    • ‘These tadpoles have large frontal eyes and probably direct their prey capture strikes visually.’
    • ‘The scene changes to Jana at a frontal view, and she steps forward in hesitation with her hand slightly raised, but she holds her position for a moment and slowly steps back.’
    • ‘That is certainly so in a compositional sense, since it introduces a bold diagonal line right across the surface and consequently shifts a flat, frontal view into a fully three-dimensional space.’
    • ‘Instead of packing the interior with air bags (Nissan's ploy), Ford stayed with only two bags to protect front-seat occupants during a frontal collision.’
    • ‘In a paper presented in the science journal it was stated that 20 sheep were trained to discriminate in a choice maze between pictures showing frontal views of 25 pairs of sheep faces by associating one member of each face with a food reward.’
    • ‘After games, the operators view frontal snapshots of hitters and manually define the top and bottom of their zones, injecting a subjective element into an otherwise objective process.’
    • ‘He then claimed that only in the photographs he himself had supervised could one see correct, frontal views that truly reflected the sculptor's original intentions.’
    • ‘Each features a high-strength steel reinforced torque box that prevents the front tires from intruding into the passenger compartment in a frontal collision.’
    • ‘The spiral also hides part of the wrapper, unlike the new ice cream machines which prominently feature either a photo of the unwrapped ice cream or a frontal view of the entire product.’
    • ‘One third of the weight gain is attributable to structural reinforcements added to insure favorable results in an offset frontal collision.’
    • ‘Seeing his frontal view, realization hit me as I turned around.’
    • ‘These new frame rails are filled with structural foam in key areas to control crush, especially in offset frontal collisions.’
    • ‘This work is almost a double portrait: a frontal view of Henriette's face and the reflection of her profile in the mirror.’
    • ‘A typical Egyptian two-dimensional view of the body depicts the head and legs in profile, with a frontal view of the torso.’
    • ‘The scene changes to a close-up of Zack from a low frontal point of view.’
    front, advance, foremost, head, leading, frontal
    1. 1.1(of an attack) delivered directly on the front, not the side or back.
      ‘a frontal assault upon the Iraqi fortifications’
      • ‘He tightened his arm guards and stood in a stance which gave the kid options for both a side and frontal attack.’
      • ‘The Ravager can go into Fortress Mode, where it extends the side armor plates to the front, making it virtually invulnerable from frontal attacks, but very exposed at the sides.’
      • ‘It is clear that the leaders are launching a vigorous diplomatic campaign to forestall a frontal attack on the country.’
      • ‘The remnants died in frontal attacks last March and April and foreign fighters would have been killed without an Iraqi support network.’
      • ‘The engines flared up with a bright purple-violet glow, and the cruiser dashed to a frontal attack, all cannons shooting.’
      • ‘A second variant was the frontal attack while a flanking maneuver was launched.’
      • ‘Clowes played another patient game, refusing temptation to frontal attacks, conserving his forces to defend the vital airstrip newly completed by American engineers.’
      • ‘Even when he turned the Turks out of Kut-el-Amara, his extreme left had to make a frontal attack in forcing a passage over the Tigris River at the Shumran Bend, West of Kut, where the losses were serious.’
      • ‘In Daito-ryu, the first technique you learn is called ippondori, a difficult technique where you receive, barehanded, the frontal attack of your opponent.’
      • ‘Rather, generals should take advantage of tanks and trucks to drive around the enemy and eventually encircle him, while often keeping them busy with a small frontal attack.’
      • ‘Aggressive behaviors included pecking the male, bill snapping, reverse mounting, and frontal attack, which resulted in aerial grappling.’
      • ‘The 1864 Overland Campaign was much more than simply launching frontal attacks between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia.’
      • ‘Where were the largest environmental groups to counter this frontal assault on environmental education?’
      • ‘The US military has indicated it is preparing for a frontal assault on Sadr.’
      • ‘In late March 1972 North Vietnam launched a direct frontal assault across the DMZ into South Vietnam.’
      • ‘The Allies were reluctant to launch a direct frontal assault ©’
      • ‘He did not film again in New Guinea for more than a year, so he missed covering the bloody frontal assaults on Buna and Gona, ordered by MacArthur, in which the 39th Militia was again severely mauled.’
      • ‘Supported, armed and otherwise equipped by sections within the Sudanese armed forces, the Janjaweed directed a frontal assault on the general African population in Darfur.’
      • ‘It is assumed this order referred to guns on the Vorontsov Heights, but Cardigan understood it to require a direct frontal charge down the valley.’
      • ‘For example, a direct frontal blow can depress the dorsum of the nose, causing the fractured bones to telescope posteriorly.’
    2. 1.2Relating to the forehead or front part of the skull.
      ‘the frontal sinuses’
      • ‘However, to access the maxillary, ethmoid and frontal sinus, the sheep's middle turbinate needs to be removed.’
      • ‘A magnetic resonance image demonstrated sinusitis involving mainly the right maxillary, ethmoid, and frontal sinuses.’
      • ‘Cranial magnetic resonance imaging showed a giant intracranial parasagittal frontal tumour eroding through the top of the skull.’
      • ‘Mucocoeles of the ethmoid and frontal sinuses commonly present with symptoms and signs caused by displacement of adjacent structures caused by a process of slow expansion.’
      • ‘He subsequently developed plasmacytomas of his thoracic spinal canal, right orbit, and frontal sinuses.’
      • ‘Ethmoid and frontal sinus mucocoeles present commonly with symptoms and signs caused by displacement of adjacent structures.’
      • ‘It has also been reported in other parts of the skull, such as the frontal and maxillary sinuses and orbit.’
      • ‘The frontal sinuses are on either side of the forehead, above the eyes.’
      • ‘At the end of induction therapy, a CT scan of the head showed persistence of the right frontal skull and soft tissue lesion, whereas all other lesions were nearly completely resolved.’
      • ‘Hyperostosis frontalis interna may extend into the diploë but does not involve the external lamina or the posterior wall of the frontal sinus.’
      • ‘During the craniotomy, severe swelling and profuse bleeding from the sagittal sinus and deep frontal area developed.’
      • ‘Clinical findings during early childhood may include macrocephaly and frontal bossing (unusually prominent forehead).’
      • ‘He was started on intravenous antibiotics and underwent external frontal sinusotomy to decompress the adjacent infected frontal sinus.’
      • ‘There were no procedures on the frontal sinuses.’
      • ‘The mass was centred in the anterior ethmoidal air cell and extended to the lateral margin of the right frontal sinus.’
      • ‘The concentration of androgen receptor and 5 reductase activities in frontal hair follicles is greater than in occipital follicles.’
      • ‘The presenting complaint was of recurrent right frontal headaches.’
      • ‘A 32 year old woman comes to you complaining of recurrent frontal headaches.’
      • ‘Other symptoms may include chills, anorexia, generalized or frontal headache, severe myalgia and arthralgia, weakness, and fatigue.’
      • ‘The presenting complaint was of recurrent right frontal headaches.’

Pronunciation

frontal

/ˈfrən(t)l/

Origin

Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘relating to the forehead’): from modern Latin frontalis, from Latin frons, front- ‘front, forehead’.

Main definitions of frontal in English

: frontal1frontal2

frontal2

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noun

  • A decorative cloth for covering the front of an altar.

    drape, curtain, drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, drop scene, tableau curtain, frontal, dossal

Pronunciation

frontal

/ˈfrən(t)l/

Origin

Middle English (denoting a band or ornament worn on the forehead): from Old French frontel, from Latin frontale, from frons, front- ‘front, forehead’.