Definition of home front in English:

home front

noun

  • The civilian population and activities of a nation whose armed forces are engaged in war abroad.

    ‘the second world war was drawing local medical staff away from the home front’
    • ‘It's up to her to protect the home front and keep house and family together during the dark times ahead.’
    • ‘Many critics believed that the living memorial would carry the communal spirit of the home front into peacetime.’
    • ‘There is no better way to connect the front lines to the home front than to provide that prepaid calling card.’
    • ‘The soldiers fight to protect the home front and to protect future terror.’
    • ‘The image captures a personal moment, one that links the soldier with the home front and the wife he left behind.’
    • ‘Getting the news quickly back to the home front has always been a problem.’
    • ‘Even as I said these words, I realized that, our inevitable victory would not be without cost: cost on both the military and home fronts.’
    • ‘The main theme is "the relationship between the battle front and the home fronts among the Western Front powers".’
    • ‘During the dark days of World War Two he kept the home front happy with memorable radio plays.’
    • ‘Since employment responsibilities were unlikely to ease, administrators turned their attention to the home front.’

Phrases

  • on the home front

    • At home; domestically.

      ‘there were sad developments on the home front when his wife died’
      • ‘On the home front, there is a national election to be planned, fought, and won.’
      • ‘On the home front, evidence of a strengthening of economic activity continues to accumulate.’
      • ‘They made significant contributions to the war effort on the home front and the battlefield.’
      • ‘Women back on the home front were coming out of a period during which they had been thrust into unfamiliar roles—as military officers and family breadwinners.’
      • ‘On the home front this holiday season, many Americans are showing their support for the troops.’