Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
View details Got it
Download the app
educalingo
Search
Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person; you might just be someone in the passenger seat.
Brian Celio

Meaning of "upfront" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF UPFRONT

upfront  [ˈʌpˈfrʌnt] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UPFRONT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Upfront can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES UPFRONT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Upfront

In the North American television industry, an upfront is a meeting hosted at the start of important advertising sales periods by television network executives, attended by the press and major advertisers. It is so named because of its main purpose, to allow marketers to buy television commercial airtime "up front", or several months before the television season begins. In the United States, the major broadcast networks' upfronts occur in New York City during the third week of May, the last full week of that month's sweeps period. The networks announce their fall primetime schedules, including tentative launch dates for new television programming, which may be "picked up" the week before. The programming announcements themselves are usually augmented with clips from the new television series, extravagant musical numbers, comedic scenes, and appearances by network stars, and take place at grand venues such as Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, or Carnegie Hall. It is also the time when it is announced which shows are canceled for the next season. In recent years, the networks have mostly revealed this information to the public a few days before the actual presentation.

Definition of upfront in the English dictionary

The definition of upfront in the dictionary is open, frank, honest. Other definition of upfront is paid out at the beginning of a business arrangement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UPFRONT


affront
əˈfrʌnt
afront
əˈfrʌnt
battlefront
ˈbætəlˌfrʌnt
beachfront
ˈbiːtʃfrʌnt
bowfront
ˈbəʊfrʌnt
breakfront
ˈbreɪkˌfrʌnt
confront
kənˈfrʌnt
forefront
ˈfɔːˌfrʌnt
front
frʌnt
lakefront
ˈleɪkˌfrʌnt
oceanfront
ˈəʊʃənˌfrʌnt
out-front
aʊtˈfrʌnt
refront
riːˈfrʌnt
riverfront
ˈrɪvəfrʌnt
seafront
ˈsiːˌfrʌnt
shirtfront
ˈʃɜːtˌfrʌnt
shorefront
ˈʃɔːˌfrʌnt
storefront
ˈstɔːˌfrʌnt
waterfront
ˈwɔːtəˌfrʌnt
wavefront
ˈweɪvˌfrʌnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UPFRONT

updry
upend
upended
upfield
upfill
upflashing
upfling
upflow
upfold
upfollow
upfurl
upgang
upgather
upgaze
upgird
upgirt
upgo
upgradability
upgradable
upgradation

WORDS THAT END LIKE UPFRONT

Animal Liberation Front
back to front
change front
cold front
eyes front
fly front
home front
isobront
National Front
National Liberation Front
occluded front
Patriotic Front
people´s front
polar front
popular front
Rhodesian Front
shirt front
shop front
up front
warm front

Synonyms and antonyms of upfront in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UPFRONT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «upfront» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of upfront

Translation of «upfront» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF UPFRONT

Find out the translation of upfront to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of upfront from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «upfront» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

前期
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

upfront
570 millions of speakers

English

upfront
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अग्रिम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مقدما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

авансом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

upfront
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আপফ্রন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

franc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pendahuluan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

offen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

先行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngarep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trả trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெளிப்படையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुरवातीस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

açık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anticipo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

góry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

авансом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în avans
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκ των προτέρων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vooraf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upfront
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

upfront
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of upfront

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UPFRONT»

The term «upfront» is very widely used and occupies the 15.081 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
93
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «upfront» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of upfront
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «upfront».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UPFRONT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «upfront» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «upfront» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about upfront

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «UPFRONT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word upfront.
1
Jami Attenberg
It should be said upfront that I totally dig people who work in bookstores and libraries. They love books, and I love books, and that is all I really need to know. If they are friendly to me, then we are clearly soul mates.
2
Peter Berg
I'm pretty upfront about my love and admiration for the military. One of the perks of making movies is that you get to sort of follow your own passions, and I believe quite passionately that we don't pay enough attention and respect to our veterans. Not just our wounded veterans, but all veterans.
3
Jim Bolger
So to that extent that was a very sharp reminder a few months out from the election that we weren't performing in the eyes of the public to the level that they wanted if they were going to re-elect us. So we went out and were much more upfront on issues.
4
Greg Brenneman
I usually tell people upfront what to expect, and that I really want their feedback and their ideas, and if they think I've got a hair out of place or food stuck in my teeth, gosh, I want to know that.
5
Jim Broadbent
In today's politics, it would be good to have politicians who are more upfront about what they felt and actually not trying to bend with every breeze. They're infuriating, all of them.
6
Brian Celio
Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person; you might just be someone in the passenger seat.
7
Norman Finkelstein
I would not have stayed at a university if it told me upfront that a condition for me getting tenure. my views have to be filtered through Catholic values. I would consider it a betrayal of my parents' legacy.
8
Gilbert Hernandez
I think I related more literally to the early 'Spider-Man' comics from Steve Ditko because it could be upfront and direct about the problems of being a kid. He captured being a teenager so beautifully.
9
Travis Kalanick
There's been so much corruption and so much cronyism in the taxi industry and so much regulatory capture, that if you ask for permission upfront for something that's already legal, you'll never get it.
10
Mitch Lasky
Free-to-play isn't a business model. Free-to-play is a marketing strategy. It's a way to get people over the hump of trying out your game. It gets rid of the friction that happens when you charge an upfront fee.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UPFRONT»

Discover the use of upfront in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to upfront and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Downstage Upfront: The First 40 Years of New Zealand's ...
New Zealand's first and longest running professional theater company, the Downstage Theatre in Wellington, is celebrated in this large and lavishly illustrated document of its 40-year life span.
John Smythe, 2004
2
Upfront and Personal: The Autobiography
Today she is happily married and an inspiration to women everywhere who believed their 'best days' were behind them. Entertaining, funny and shockingly honest, this book is sure to appeal to her many fans old and new.
Coleen Nolan, 2009
3
Upfront Musings: Christ and Culture on the Campus
The name was chosen to indicate my intention to be as transparent and above board as possible with the readers. Most of those articles, as well as convocation addresses and other timely messages are found in this book.
David E. Schroeder, 2006
4
Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil ...
We question the conventional view that it is optimal for government to maintain a stable level of spending out of oil wealth.
E. H. Gardner, Kenichi Ueda, 2004
5
Offside, Upfront
Move over Mitchell, Luci Rankin has a story to tell. In round two, the game is soccer and you have to be good to make the team - especially if you're a girl.
Michael Panckridge, 2004
6
Accounting for Investments, Fixed Income Securities and ...
The net present value of the interest rate swap trade at the time of inception of the contract is the upfront fee that is paid to enter into the contract. If it is a positive number then the buyer has to pay the upfront fee. If the net present value is a ...
R. Venkata Subramani, 2011
7
The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
... bid submission and payment procedures, upfront payment procedures, upfront payment deadlines, minimum opening bid requirements and applicable reserve prices in accordance with the provisions of §73.5002; (iv) identifying applicants ...
‎2002
8
Job Search Sucks!: Your Upfront Guide to Surviving the Hunt ...
Job Search Sucks!
Deb Mowatt, 2010
9
Risk-sharing in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Case of ...
Thereby, the partner firm pays only a small fraction of the entire price as an upfront payment immediately upon closing the deal (assumed to be a/), and in return it will receive all of the intellectual property related to the license which is ...
Gerrit Reepmeyer, 2006
10
Counterparty Credit Risk: The new challenge for global ...
8.5.6 Impact of upfront tranche payments In the above examples it was assumed that all tranche premiums were made on a running basis to ease comparison across the capital structure. In reality, some tranches will trade on an upfront basis ...
Jon Gregory, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UPFRONT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term upfront is used in the context of the following news items.
1
CTV is sitting pretty this Canadian upfront season. Thanks …
TORONTO - The top-rated broadcaster's splashy, star-driven upfront presentation to ad buyers on Thursday at the Sony Centre in Toronto, featuring stars from ... «Cartt.ca, Jun 15»
2
NBCU Cable Upfront Was a Spectacle That Packed in 168 Stars
At the final presentation of the 2015-2016 Upfront week, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president Bonnie Hammer reminded attendees, "By now you've ... «Adweek, May 15»
3
Stephen Colbert Scores With Advertisers in His CBS Upfront Debut
The comedian, who will succeed David Letterman when Late Show With Stephen Colbert debuts on Sept. 8, was the star of CBS' Thursday afternoon upfront ... «Adweek, May 15»
4
Jimmy Kimmel's Best Jokes from ABC's Upfront Presentation
Jimmy Kimmel once again enlivened ABC's upfront presentation with a standup performance that lobbed zingers at his own employer and plenty of others in the ... «Variety, May 15»
5
7 Things Scene and Heard at NBC's Upfront Event
The Fox TV Co-Chairmen and CEOs will have a hard time topping NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt during Fox's late-afternoon upfront event on Monday. «TheWrap, May 15»
6
Centrepoint Alliance drops upfront commissions for life insurance
One of Australia's biggest non-bank aligned planning groups, Centrepoint Alliance, is dumping upfront commissions for expensive life insurance policies, a day ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 15»
7
Govt gets Rs 32300 cr upfront payment from spectrum sale
The government has received a total upfront payment of over Rs 32,300 crore from telecom players against the spectrum sold during the March auction, well ... «Moneycontrol.com, Apr 15»
8
Discovery Leverages Global Reach in Multi-Network Upfront
It's not uncommon to hear hyperbolic talk at upfront presentations, but when Discovery Channel president Rich Ross talked about reaching for the moon at the ... «Adweek, Mar 15»
9
Spectrum auction: Airtel, Idea, Vodafone partly pay their upfront
NEW DELHI: Successful spectrum bidders, including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Idea, have made Rs 10,808 crore towards upfront payments, helping the ... «Economic Times, Mar 15»
10
Will cap on upfront commissions work?
The circular has advised AMCs to cap upfront commissions at 1% and pay trail commissions to the extent of the remaining distributable total expense ratio (TER) ... «Livemint, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Upfront [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/upfront>. Dec 2022 ».
Download the educalingo app
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z