in front of someone - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    if something is in front of you, it is in a position where you can see it if you look forwards

    In front of her, the motorway stretched for miles.

  2. 2
    in a situation where someone is there with you

    I would never say this in front of my mother.

  3. 3
    in a situation where someone is watching you do something

    The match took place in front of a crowd of 60,000 people.

  4. 4
    used for saying what is going to happen to you in the future

    I think she’s got a brilliant career in front of her.

See also main entry: front