frontal

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

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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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Noun[edit]

frontal (plural frontals)

  1. (anatomy) Ellipsis of frontal bone.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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frontal (masculine and feminine plural frontals)

  1. frontal

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frontal m (plural frontals)

  1. frontal bone

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French frontal.

Adjective[edit]

frontal

  1. frontal

References[edit]

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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

  1. frontal (relating to the forehead)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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frontal m or f (plural frontais)

  1. frontal

Noun[edit]

frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. (anatomy) the frontal bone

German[edit]

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frontal (not comparable)

  1. frontal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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frontal m or f (plural frontais, comparable)

  1. frontal
    Synonyms: fronteiro, anterior

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frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. frontal bone

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French frontal.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. frontal

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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

Adjective[edit]

frontal (plural frontales)

  1. frontal

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Noun[edit]

frontal m (plural frontales)

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

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