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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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
Recent Examples on the Web The contemporary two-story home, built in 2019, sits on an oversized Intracoastal Waterway lot at 819 Orchid Drive and offers 343 feet of water frontage – and enough dock space for two 100-foot boats -- as well as 270-degree views. Robyn A. Friedman,, 13 May 2021 Lawns line the perimeter, adjoining a dock on 480 feet of frontage on a waterway that flows to Biscayne Bay. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 City officials also came up with projections as to the overall financial effect of the assessment increase, showing that residents with 50 feet of frontage would see an increase on their tax bill from $58 to $83 a year. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 25 May 2021 The property has 127 feet of frontage on Pewaukee Lake. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Mar. 2021 This property on a nearly one-acre double lot has it all, with an idyllic 180 feet of Hideaway Beach frontage on the Gulf of Mexico. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 20 May 2021 With 26 miles of frontage along the Canadian River, Turkey Track Ranch has been a working cattle spread and wildlife habitat. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 18 May 2021 This 2009 cottage in Summer Village — a former campground turned gated getaway — boasts water views on three sides and 75 feet of private frontage on Long Sought-For Pond., 14 May 2021 As for the impact on residents’ bills, city officials compiled a spreadsheet showing that properties with 40 feet of frontage, such as in Moreland and Lomond, would go from $46 to $66. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 4 May 2021

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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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16 Jun 2021

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“Frontage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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