devant

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de + avant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

devant

  1. confronted with, faced with
  2. in front of, before
  3. outside

Noun[edit]

devant m (plural devants)

  1. front

Verb[edit]

devant

  1. Present participle of devoir.

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Old French[edit]

Preposition[edit]

devant

  1. in front of
    circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
    Et devant aus un nain boçu