facade vs frontal what difference

what is difference between facade and frontal

English

Alternative forms

  • façade (French spelling with the cedilla)

Etymology

From French façade, from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia (front), from Latin faciēs (face); compare face.

Pronunciation

  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /fəˈsaːd/
  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /fəˈsɑːd/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːd

Noun

facade (plural facades)

  1. (architecture) The face of a building, especially the front view or elevation.
    Synonyms: face, front, frontage
    • 1865, James Fergusson, A History of Architecture in All Countries
      In Egypt the façades of their rock-cut tombs were [] ornamented so simply and unobtrusively as rather to belie than to announce their internal magnificence.
    • 1880, Charles Eliot Norton, Historical Studies of Church-Building in the Middle Ages
      Like so many of the finest churches, [the cathedral of Siena] was furnished with a plain substantial front wall, intended to serve as the backing and support of an ornamental façade.
    • 2005, Peter Brandvold, “Ghost Colts”, in Robert J. Randisi (ed.), Lone Star Law,[1] Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 179,
      Eight or so gunmen stood shoulder to shoulder in the gray-white trail before the barn, firing into the saloon’s burning, bullet-pocked facade.
  2. (by extension) The face or front (most visible side) of any other thing, such as an organ.
  3. (figuratively) A deceptive or insincere outward appearance.
    Synonyms: appearance, cover, front, guise, pretence; see also Thesaurus:fake
  4. (programming) An object serving as a simplified interface to a larger body of code, as in the facade pattern.

Derived terms

  • facade pattern

Translations

Further reading

  • facade at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • “facade”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Danish

Etymology

From French façade, from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia (front), from Latin faciēs (face)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [faˈsæːðə]
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

Noun

facade c (singular definite facaden, plural indefinite facader)

  1. façade

Inflection



English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɹʌn.təl/, /ˈfɹʌn.tl̩/
  • (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈfɹʌn.tl̩/, /ˈfɹʌn.l̩/
  • Rhymes: -ʌntəl, -ʌnəl

Etymology 1

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.

Adjective

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.
      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.
Derived terms
Coordinate terms
  • (humorous, about nudity) backal, sidal
Translations

Noun

frontal (plural frontals)

  1. (anatomy) Ellipsis of frontal bone.
Translations

Etymology 2

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

Noun

frontal (plural frontals)

  1. (Christianity) A decorative drapery covering the front of an altar.
  2. (architecture) The façade of a building.
Translations

References

  • “frontal”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • “frontal”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Catalan

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /fɾonˈtal/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /fɾunˈtal/
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective

frontal (masculine and feminine plural frontals)

  1. frontal

Derived terms

  • lòbul frontal

Noun

frontal m (plural frontals)

  1. frontal bone

Synonyms

  • os frontal

Related terms

  • front

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

Borrowed from French frontal.

Adjective

frontal

  1. frontal

References

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

French

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʁɔ̃.tal/

Adjective

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

  1. frontal (relating to the forehead)

Derived terms

  • collision frontale
  • lobe frontal
  • os frontal

Further reading

  • “frontal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • frôlant, ronflât

Galician

Etymology

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

Adjective

frontal m or f (plural frontais)

  1. frontal

Noun

frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. (anatomy) the frontal bone

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʁɔnˈtaːl/
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective

frontal (not comparable)

  1. frontal

Declension


Portuguese

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /fɾõ.ˈtaw/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /fɾõ.ˈtaɫ/
  • Hyphenation: fron‧tal

Adjective

frontal m or f (plural frontais, comparable)

  1. frontal
    Synonyms: fronteiro, anterior

Antonyms

  • traseiro, posterior

Related terms

Noun

frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. frontal bone

Hypernyms

  • osso

Holonyms

  • crânio

Coordinate terms

  • occipital, parietal, temporal, esfenoide, etmoide

Romanian

Etymology

From French frontal.

Adjective

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

  1. frontal

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Adjective

frontal (plural frontales)

  1. frontal

Derived terms

Noun

frontal m (plural frontales)

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

Related terms

  • frente

Further reading

  • “frontal” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  • frontal on the Spanish Wikipedia.Wikipedia es

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