frontage

noun

front·​age ˈfrən-tij How to pronounce frontage (audio)
1
a
: 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

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 But don’t worry, the famous frontage will remain intact. Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2024 The home was built in the 1950s and sits on a lot with more than 100 feet of water frontage. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 Coastal Maine Botanical Garden Photo: Getty Images Set along nearly a mile of tidal saltwater frontage, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is the largest in New England and sits on more than 300 acres. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 Orchid Cove’s main draw, however, is the natural land, which includes award-winning botanical gardens, a meditation garden, and a total of 1,000 feet of water frontage. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 The Ford Field and River Club, about a 40-minute drive from Savannah, spans 1,800 acres with miles of river frontage. Mark David, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2024 Built in 2007, the home sits on 2.96 acres with 128 feet of north shore frontage. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2024 Sitting on over an acre of grounds with 144 feet of ocean frontage, the coastal property offers direct access to the beach via a private boardwalk. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2024 For $68 million, a secluded enclave called Sandpiper Village comprises four contiguous estates and 1,000 feet of ocean frontage. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of frontage was in 1622

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Cite this Entry

“Frontage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frontage. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

frontage

noun
front·​age ˈfrənt-ij How to pronounce frontage (audio)
: the front boundary line of a lot or its length
a cottage with 200 feet of lake frontage

Legal Definition

frontage

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