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 only sounds these days emanate from our neighbors’ home repairs—and our own, as scaffolding goes up so that our peeling clapboard frontage will get its overdue coat of paint. Jonathan Myerson, The New York Review of Books, "From Brexit to Covid: A Very British Debacle," 4 May 2020 Under the plan property owners would be assessed a fee each year for the next 10 years based on their frontage along the roadway. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, "West Chester Twp. eyes plan to preserve the look of Olde West Chester area," 30 June 2020 Sitework, including detention, roads, wastewater and water services is underway at the site, which has nearly one mile of frontage along Interstate 10 and U.S. 90 just west of Woods Road. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Massive industrial project underway in Brookshire," 30 June 2020 The 12,500-square-foot lot on the Intracoastal Waterway comes with mature trees, native plantings, a summer kitchen, a pool and spa, and 108 feet of water frontage. TheWeek, "6 beautiful homes in Fort Lauderdale," 20 June 2020 There is a dock and 200 feet of river frontage on the 1.2 acre property in Chiloquin. oregonlive, "Oregon home bargains on the auction block: Remote land and a log house," 8 June 2020 Interestingly, Jersey Mike's has no Main Street frontage, despite its address. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A new Jersey Mike's just opened in Waukesha — with coronavirus pandemic precautions," 4 June 2020 Multiple lots within the enclave will boast more than 200 feet of frontage space. Jordan Guinn,, "Getaway: Las Vistas Estates In Punta Mita, Mexico," 3 May 2020 The Malibu home, listed for $75 million, looks out over 100 feet of beach frontage. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: The $30-million mansion that once got Prince in hot water," 18 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of frontage

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Cite this Entry

“Frontage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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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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