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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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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Located at 838 Fifth Avenue, a boutique condominium building, the roughly 5,400-square-foot apartment takes up a full floor and has 10 rooms and 44 feet of frontage on Central Park. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Wee Wee Pad Inventor Lists Fifth Avenue Spread for $39.95 Million," 9 Apr. 2019 This is due to the finishing of the store frontage for the iPic project. Kari Barnett,, "Utility work causing traffic shifts on Lyons Road in Delray," 6 July 2018 Elin Nordegren’s home sits on 1.4 acres and has 200 feet of direct ocean frontage. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "Mansion’s 10 Best-Read Stories of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 The luxury continues outside, where an infinity pool and spa take in 325 feet of ocean frontage and a private boat dock. Jack Flemming,, "Coronado home of convicted Mexican tycoon hits the market for $9.5 million," 24 May 2018 The main home’s Spanish Eclectic design was constructed in 1925 using stucco over a hollow clay tile with 156 feet of water frontage on Dona Bay. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Waterfront estate asks $2.4M in Florida," 9 Oct. 2018 J&F Mini Market, before its awning and frontage upgrade. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "New York Helps Give Some of Its Iconic Bodegas a Makeover," 11 Aug. 2018 The property includes a boat launch and over 570 feet of river frontage, according to Boerke Co. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Large riverside development site in Milwaukee's Harbor District sold to San Diego investor," 27 June 2018 An overturned tanker has shut down all northbound, southbound and frontage lanes of the Southwest Freeway in Beasley, just south of Rosenberg. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Overturned tanker shuts down SW Freeway near Rosenberg," 16 May 2018

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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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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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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