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 entire project, when completed, will add 17 miles of new lanes in each direction, plus parallel bike trails and frontage roads, at an estimated cost of $762 million. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 July 2022 East Hartford this spring announced a partnership with Goodwin College to restore some of its Connecticut River frontage for a marina, housing, restaurants and possibly a hotel. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 13 July 2022 Located about a mile from the resort community of Seaside, the roughly 0.3-acre property has about 90 feet of beach frontage on the Gulf of Mexico, according to Jonathan Spears of Compass, who has the listing with colleague Lyndon Jackson. Libertina Brandt, WSJ, 2 June 2022 The entire lot is almost a quarter of an acre, with about 50 feet of beach frontage, Ben Giles said. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 10 May 2022 The property and its roughly 55 feet of prized beach frontage recently went under contract, according to Rogers, who has the listing. Ellen Paris, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Despite having no road access, 18.5 acres of vacant land with 3,000 feet of water frontage on Torch Lake Bay lists for $169,000. Liliana Webb, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2022 Outside the Mediterranean mansion is a pool, spa, summer kitchen, dock, boat lift and 100 linear feet of frontage on Sunset Lake, just off Biscayne Bay. Robyn A. Friedman, Sun Sentinel, 23 June 2022 The Malibu home comes with 42 feet of frontage on Las Flores Beach and enjoys the coastal setting from a pair of wooden decks. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of frontage

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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3 Aug 2022

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“Frontage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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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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