front·​age | \ ˈfrən-tij How to pronounce frontage (audio) \

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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The new city administration building will be located immediately to the north of the current building, closer to the frontage of Newark Boulevard. Joseph Geha, The Mercury News, "Newark to break ground on nearly $90 million civic center project," 7 Aug. 2019 The building’s co-owners, identified by the county assessor’s office as Alan Aghabegian and Greta Torossian, further plan to replace existing doors and windows and install a sleeker steel-cable handrail along the Foothill frontage. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Foothill Boulevard businesses could get a boost, after design plans approved," 23 July 2019 Three years later the frontage had increased to 100 feet. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Showley Candy Factory building turns 95," 14 July 2019 The park has 140 acres of land and 1,200 feet of frontage on Friess Lake. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You can stay in an old ranger station in parks in Washington County," 11 July 2019 The sale was part of a 1031 tax exchange and the property includes 2.7 miles of frontage on I-65 and is adjacent to the South Alabama Mega Site. Kathy Jumper,, "Axe throwing coming to Mobile," 24 June 2019 Outside, there’s a pool, a summer kitchen, a gas fire pit for entertaining and a private dock, as well as 73 linear feet of water frontage and views of the nearby Intracoastal Waterway., "The Wright touch: $5 million home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright | PHOTOS," 6 June 2019 The locations of the $13 million new police station and the $7 million community center on prime lake frontages leave many citizens asking ... Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Longtime Oconomowoc servant will be challenged by a newcomer in the race for mayor," 16 Mar. 2018 The vacant space, formerly a Walter Steiger shoe salon, offers a total of 107 feet of wraparound frontage and nine-foot-high ceilings. Rosalie R. Radomsky, New York Times, "Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of frontage

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of frontage was in 1622

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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 How to pronounce frontage (audio) \

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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