frontal

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from New Latin frontālis, from frons (the forehead, brow, front) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix), equivalent to front +‎ -al; cognate of French frontal. Doublet of frontalis.

AdjectiveEdit

frontal (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front.
    1. Directed against the front or at the main point or issue.
      a frontal attack
      Synonym: direct
  2. (anatomy) Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone.
  3. (anatomy) Parallel to the main axis of the body and at right angles to the sagittal plane.
  4. (zootomy) Any of the scales of a reptile that lie in the general region of the forehead, more specifically between the eyes and to the anterior of this area.
  5. (meteorology) Of or relating to a weather front.
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NounEdit

frontal (plural frontals)

  1. (anatomy) Ellipsis of frontal bone.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English frountel, from Old French frontel, from Latin frontāle (a frontlet, metal band for the forehead).

NounEdit

frontal (plural frontals)

  1. (Christianity) A decorative drapery covering the front of an altar.
    • 1969, David G. Irwin, The Visual Arts, Taste and Criticism, page 27:
      Even the mantelpiece is adorned with a totally unfunctional tasselled valance rather like an altar frontal.
  2. (architecture) The façade of a building.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From front +‎ -al, or borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

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AdjectiveEdit

frontal (masculine and feminine plural frontals)

  1. frontal

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NounEdit

frontal m (plural frontals)

  1. frontal bone

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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French frontal.

AdjectiveEdit

frontal

  1. frontal

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From front +‎ -al; see also Medieval Latin frontalis, from Latin frons, as well as fronteau and frontail.

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AdjectiveEdit

frontal (feminine singular frontale, masculine plural frontaux, feminine plural frontales)

  1. frontal (relating to the forehead)

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fronte +‎ -al, or borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

AdjectiveEdit

frontal m or f (plural frontais)

  1. frontal

NounEdit

frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. (anatomy) the frontal bone

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

frontal (not comparable)

  1. frontal

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fronte +‎ -al, or borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

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AdjectiveEdit

frontal m or f (plural frontais, comparable)

  1. frontal
    Synonyms: fronteiro, anterior

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NounEdit

frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. frontal bone

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French frontal.

AdjectiveEdit

frontal m or n (feminine singular frontală, masculine plural frontali, feminine and neuter plural frontale)

  1. frontal

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɾonˈtal/, [fɾõn̪ˈt̪al]
  • Hyphenation: fron‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al

AdjectiveEdit

frontal (plural frontales)

  1. frontal

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NounEdit

frontal m (plural frontales)

  1. frontal bone
    Synonym: hueso frontal
  2. frontalis, frontalis muscle
    Synonym: músculo frontal
  3. headtorch

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