frontal

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frontal \Fron"tal\, adjective [Cf. F. frontal.] Belonging to the front part; being in front; esp. (Anat.), Of or pertaining to the forehead or the anterior part of the roof of the brain case; as, the frontal bones.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frontal \Fron"tal\, noun [F. frontal, fronteau, OF. Frontel, frontal, L. frontale an ornament for the forehead, frontlet. See {Front}.]

1. Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet; as: (a) An ornamental band for the hair. (b) (Mil.) The metal face guard of a soldier.

2. (Arch.) A little pediment over a door or window.

3. (Eccl.) A movable, decorative member in metal, carved wood, or, commonly, in rich stuff or in embroidery, covering the front of the altar. Frontals are usually changed according to the different ceremonies.

4. (Med.) A medicament or application for the forehead. [Obs.] --Quincy.

5. (Anat.) The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones, of the cranium.

{Frontal hammer} or {Frontal helve}, a forge hammer lifted by a cam, acting upon a "tongue" immediately in front of the hammer head. --Raymond. Frontate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

frontal

adjective

1: belonging to the front part; "a frontal appendage"

2: of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air; "frontal rainfall"

3: meeting front to front; "a frontal attack"; "a head-on collision" [syn: {frontal}, {head-on}]

4: of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone; "the frontal lobes"

noun

1: an adornment worn on the forehead [syn: {frontlet}, {frontal}]

2: a drapery that covers the front of an altar

3: the face or front of a building [syn: {facade}, {frontage}, {frontal}]


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