In front is a flower shop and next door to it is a fish shop.
Every morning I do 500 squats before leaving for work.
When I’m in front of a red light, I get very excited at the thought of it turning green soon.
The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.
Since this word is made up of a single kanji, it should use the kun'yomi reading. When learning the kanji, you didn't learn that reading, so here's a mnemonic to help you with this word:
What's in front of you? Think about it. Make it something ridiculous. Now look at a tag that's on it. Who does this thing belong to? Oh, wait, it's my (まえ) thing there in front of me. Say that out loud for better memory.