Definition of front-page in US English:



  • 1Appearing on the first page of a newspaper or similar publication and containing important or remarkable news.

    ‘they ran a front-page story headlined “White-Collar Chic.”’
    • ‘When he returned the local newspaper had a front-page story which made him cringe.’
    • ‘The New University, the student newspaper, published a front-page article, which featured, more or less verbatim, Mary's charges.’
    • ‘Some of the most famous front pages, from the early 20th century to the present day, are reproduced here.’
    • ‘Just days after being installed, the state-owned Daily News carried a front-page story highlighting the president's directive to take ‘urgent actions to uplift estate workers’.’
    • ‘Across Australia, his passing provoked front-page headlines in newspapers and pages of coverage.’
    1. 1.1 Worthy of being printed on the first page of a newspaper, etc.
      ‘dishonest research has become front-page news’
      • ‘And with war in Iraq and the economy topping the list of election concerns, energy and the environment aren't exactly front-page political news.’
      • ‘This is front-page, over-the-fold news in Worcester (subscription required).’


[with object]
  • Print (a story) on the first page of a newspaper, etc.

    ‘the paper had front-paged a 1988 discovery at one of his nearby digs’
    • ‘Several days afterward, when the world press had ceased front-paging the Soviet election, Moscow officials unobtrusively announced that 1,334,124 votes were ‘scratched ‘- that is, the name of the Stalinist candidate was struck out by voters.’’
    • ‘And, three days before Christmas, the Paris daily Le Figaro front-paged the news that Judge van Ruymbeke had notified the Justice Ministry that Cheney might be among those eventually indicted as a result of his investigation.’
    • ‘For weeks, Canadian newspapers had been front-paging angry reports about how Britain's Lord Alverstone, sitting on a judicial tribunal with two Canadians and three Americans, had sided with the Americans.’
    • ‘According to a front-paged report in the Indian Express newspaper, the Board of Control for Cricket in India owes the players about Rs 10 million each.’
    • ‘Monday, while the Washington Post front-paged a major substantive article about Clarke's charges, the New York Times buried its coverage of the subject on a back page.’
    • ‘The palace ‘has already acquired a Jaguar, a Rolls Royce and another luxury car,’ the Kathmandu Post said in a front-paged story Wednesday.’
    • ‘They decided to front-page it six days before the caucuses.’
    • ‘But even as ambassadors in Washington and State Department officials hammer out the details of the meetings, news media in the region are still front-paging the arrest of the four.’
    • ‘The Globe was front-paging this before they caught Patrick in what looks like a downplaying of his involvement.’
    • ‘The ‘feminist minister’ versus ‘family values champion’ springs to mind during the Clause 28 campaign - now front-paging it over one of those Keep the Clausey ‘opinion polls’ that conveniently showed Jack McConnell yards out in front.’
    • ‘Whatever possessed him to front-page an article of rumors and uncertainties?’
    • ‘While the ‘liberal’ media were front-paging the allegations against the Clinton team, they were virtually ignoring serious campaign violations in the Dole camp.’
    • ‘The beginning of the trail which was telecast live on BBC, CNN and Channel News Asia recorded nary a blip on the Indian news channels, and no newspaper front-paged it the next day.’
    • ‘The next day, the Washington Post front-paged a decent story that described ‘the largest show of antiwar sentiment in the nation's capital since the conflict in Iraq began.’’
    • ‘The sensationalist press is quite content in front-paging the frenzied screams of the anti-offshoring activists - all gleefully flaunting their PhDs in `I told you so'.’
    • ‘Major U.S. newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post front-paged the deaths of the Japanese diplomats in an ambush near Tikrit and of the Spanish agents in a separate ambush in the town of Mahmudiya on Saturday.’
    • ‘Not only does the Times puff up stories on social changes that it likes by front-paging them, it downplays changes likely to arouse conservative opposition.’



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