the executive or administrative office of a company, organization, etc.
: front-office memos
The policy-making or executive individuals in an organization, as in I’ll have to check with the front office before I can give you a discount. This term was originally underworld slang for police headquarters or the main detective bureau. It soon was extended to other administrative offices and their personnel. [ c. 1900 ]
- Front of the house
noun the areas of a restaurant open to the public or public view, such as the lobby, bar, and dining room Usage Note informal cooking
[fruhn-tol-uh-sis] /frʌnˈtɒl ə sɪs/ noun 1. Meteorology. the dissipation or decrease of a front or frontal zone. /frʌnˈtɒlɪsɪs/ noun 1. (meteorol) the weakening or dissipation of a front frontolysis (frŭn-tŏl’ĭ-sĭs) The weakening or complete dissipation of a meteorological front caused by a decrease in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air […]
frontomalar fron·to·ma·lar (frŭn’tō-mā’lər, -lär’) adj. Of or being frontozygomatic.
frontomaxillary fron·to·max·il·lar·y (frŭn’tō-māk’sə-lěr’ē) adj. Relating to or characteristic of both the frontal bone and the maxilla.