front·​age | \ˈfrən-tij \

Definition of frontage 

1a : a piece of land that lies adjacent (as to a street or the ocean)

b : the land between the front of a building and the street

c : the length of a frontage

2 : the act or fact of facing a given way

3 : the front side of a building

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Synonyms for frontage


aspect, exposure, orientation

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Examples of frontage in a Sentence

We have 200 feet of frontage on Main Street. the vineyard's southern frontage results in earlier-than-usual ripening of the grapes

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J&F Mini Market, before its awning and frontage upgrade. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "New York Helps Give Some of Its Iconic Bodegas a Makeover," 11 Aug. 2018 The property includes a boat launch and over 570 feet of river frontage, according to Boerke Co. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Large riverside development site in Milwaukee's Harbor District sold to San Diego investor," 27 June 2018 An overturned tanker has shut down all northbound, southbound and frontage lanes of the Southwest Freeway in Beasley, just south of Rosenberg. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Overturned tanker shuts down SW Freeway near Rosenberg," 16 May 2018 Commissioners suggested a smaller frontage sign, and weighed in on the white sign. Sara Cardine,, "LCF Target plans hit the mark with Design Commission, officials anticipate fall 2018 opening," 25 Jan. 2018 But its frontages were subtly mismatched, and its walls accented with golden, three-dimensional friezes embedded with natural motifs like flowers, seeds, roots and stalks. Sam Lubell, New York Times, "A Glasgow Architect’s Masterpiece Is Damaged, but Not His Magic," 2 July 2018 Tell me all about it: This nearly 7,000-square-foot home features three different living rooms (one with a full bar), a kitchen full of high-end appliances, and 125 feet of ocean frontage. Shannon Rooney,, "Shore Envy: Beachfront beauties on Long Beach Island," 5 July 2018 Be a part of Detroit & Michigan Avenue Development with 8,500-plus square feet on a commercial corner lot ... 108 ft of frontage from the corner of Daizelle and 15th street. Randy Essex, Detroit Free Press, "Lot near Detroit train station for sale, listed at $2M," 13 June 2018 Photo: Douglas Elliman On almost 3 acres, and with 200 feet of ocean frontage, the property includes three structures. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Hamptons Home of Playwright Edward Albee Asks $20 Million," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of frontage

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of frontage

: the part of a building or of the land that a building is on that runs along a river, road, etc.


front·​age | \ˈfrən-tij \

Legal Definition of frontage 

1 : a piece of land that lies adjacent (as to a street or the ocean)

2 : the land between the front of a building and the street

3 : the length of a frontage

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