The difference between Front and Show

When used as nouns, front means the foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves, whereas show means a play, dance, or other entertainment.

When used as verbs, front means to face (, ), whereas show means to display, to have somebody see (something).

Front is also adjective with the meaning: located at or near the front.

check bellow for the other definitions of Front and Show

  1. Front as a noun:

    The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves.

  2. Front as a noun:

    The side of a building with the main entrance.

  3. Front as a noun:

    A field of activity.

  4. Front as a noun:

    A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group.


    "Officially it's a dry-cleaning shop, but everyone knows it's a front for the mafia."

  5. Front as a noun (meteorology):

    The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density, often resulting in precipitation. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature.

  6. Front as a noun (military):

    An area where armies are engaged in conflict, especially the line of contact.

  7. Front as a noun (military):

    The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank.

  8. Front as a noun (military):

    The direction of the enemy.

  9. Front as a noun (military):

    When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.

  10. Front as a noun (obsolete):

    A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army.

  11. Front as a noun (dated):

    Cheek; boldness; impudence.

  12. Front as a noun (informal):

    An act, show, façade, persona: an intentional and false impression of oneself.


    "He says he likes hip-hop, but I think it's just a front."

    "You don't need to put on a front. Just be yourself."

  13. Front as a noun (historical):

    That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.

  14. Front as a noun:

    The most conspicuous part.

  15. Front as a noun (obsolete):

    The beginning.

  16. Front as a noun (UK):

    a seafront or coastal promenade.

  17. Front as a noun (obsolete):

    The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.

  18. Front as a noun (slang, hotels, dated):

    The bellhop whose turn it is to answer a client's call, which is often the word "front" used as an exclamation.

  19. Front as a noun (slang, in the plural):

    A grill .

  1. Front as an adjective:

    Located at or near the front.


    "The front runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor."

  2. Front as an adjective (comparable, phonetics):

    Pronounced with the highest part of the body of the tongue toward the front of the mouth, near the hard palate (most often describing a vowel).


    "The English word smallcaps dress has a front vowel in most dialects."

  1. Front as a verb (intransitive, dated):

    To face (, ); to be pointed in a given direction.

  2. Front as a verb (transitive):

    To face, be opposite to.

  3. Front as a verb (transitive):

    To face up to, to meet head-on, to confront.

  4. Front as a verb (transitive):

    To adorn the front of; to put on the front.

  5. Front as a verb (phonetics, transitive, intransitive):

    To pronounce with the tongue in a front position.

  6. Front as a verb (linguistics, transitive):

    To move (a word or clause) to the start of a sentence.

  7. Front as a verb (intransitive, slang):

    To act as a front (for); to cover (for).

  8. Front as a verb (transitive):

    To lead or be the spokesperson of (a campaign, organisation etc.).

  9. Front as a verb (transitive, colloquial):

    To provide money or financial assistance in advance to.

  10. Front as a verb (intransitive, slang):

    To assume false or disingenuous appearances.

  11. Front as a verb (transitive):

    To deceive or attempt to deceive someone with false or disingenuous appearances (on).

  12. Front as a verb:

    To appear before, as in to front court.

  1. Show as a verb (transitive):

    To display, to have somebody see (something).


    "The car's dull finish showed years of neglect."

    "All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper."

  2. Show as a verb (transitive):

    To bestow; to confer.


    "to show mercy; to show favour; lb dialectal show me the salt please"

  3. Show as a verb (transitive):

    To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.

  4. Show as a verb (transitive):

    To guide or escort.


    "Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome."

    "They showed us in."

  5. Show as a verb (intransitive):

    To be visible; to be seen; to appear.


    "Your bald patch is starting to show."

    "At length, his gloom showed."

  6. Show as a verb (intransitive, informal):

    To put in an appearance; show up.


    "We waited for an hour, but they never showed."

  7. Show as a verb (intransitive, informal):

    To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.

  8. Show as a verb (intransitive, racing):

    To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.


    "In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars."

  9. Show as a verb (obsolete):

    To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.

  1. Show as a noun (countable):

    A play, dance, or other entertainment.

  2. Show as a noun (countable):

    An exhibition of items.


    "art show; dog show'"

  3. Show as a noun (countable):

    A demonstration.


    "'show of force"

  4. Show as a noun (countable):

    A broadcast program/programme.


    "radio show; television show'"

  5. Show as a noun (countable):

    A movie.


    "Let's catch a show."

  6. Show as a noun:

    A project or presentation.


    "Let's get on with the show. Let's get this show on the road. They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors. It was Apple's usual dog and pony show."

  7. Show as a noun (uncountable):

    Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".)


    "The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show."

  8. Show as a noun:

    Outward appearance; wileful or deceptive appearance.

  9. Show as a noun (baseball, with "the"):

    The major leagues.


    "He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show."

  10. Show as a noun (mining, obsolete):

    A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.


    "rfquotek Raymond"

  11. Show as a noun (archaic):


  12. Show as a noun (archaic):

    Sign, token, or indication.

  13. Show as a noun (obsolete):

    Semblance; likeness; appearance.

  14. Show as a noun (obsolete):


  15. Show as a noun (medicine):

    A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.