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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an ornamental facade;

2. front illustration facing the title page of a book;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Frontispiece \Fron"tis*piece\, n. [F. frontispice, LL. frontispicium beginning, front of a church, fr. L. frons front + spicere, specere, to look at, view: cf. It. frontispizio. See Front and Spy.] The part which first meets the eye; as: (a) (Arch.) The principal front of a building. [Obs. or R.] (b) An ornamental figure or illustration fronting the first page, or titlepage, of a book; formerly, the titlepage itself. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

frontispiece n 1: an ornamental facade 2: front illustration facing the title page of a book
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "frontispiece": anteriority, avant-propos, bold front, brave face, brave front, breakthrough, display, exordium, facade, face, facet, facia, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, head, heading, innovation, introduction, lap, leap, obverse, overture, postulate, preamble, preface, prefix, prefixture, preliminary, prelude, premise, presupposition, priority, proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologue, proscenium, protasis, verse, voluntary, window dressing