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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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 Turano is also seeking allowances related to landscaping, building setbacks, building height and street frontage. Steve Schering,, "Oak Park's planning commission supports Turano Bakery office proposal," 7 July 2018 About one-third of the homesites offer frontage along one of Elyson’s scenic lakes. Houston Chronicle, "Pickleball, bocce ball coming to Elyson’s newest park," 13 May 2018 The property, about 44 miles northwest of downtown, has more than ¾-mile of frontage along U.S. 290. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Wolff Cos. bets on the U.S. 290 for its next development," 13 July 2018 The property, which is within the North Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone, is on two block-through lots and loading docks with frontage along both Russell and Humboldt Streets. Rosalie R. Radomsky, New York Times, "Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions," 6 Mar. 2018 That eye-popping price tag becomes a bit more palatable when bearing in mind that this midcentury beauty sits on over 40 acres, which includes a 900-square-foot guest house, pool, river frontage, and private access to conservation land. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Marcel Breuer midcentury gem on 40 acres asks $1.9M," 29 June 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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