front matter definition

  • noun:
    • the materials, such as the preface, frontispiece, and title page, preceding the written text in a novel.
    • Within a book, all content preceding the key text or work it self.
    • written matter preceding the primary text of a book

Related Sources

  • Hypernym for "front matter"
  • Etymologically Related for "front matter"
53 votes

How would you define front matter?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!