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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Outside, there’s a pool, a summer kitchen, a gas fire pit for entertaining and a private dock, as well as 73 linear feet of water frontage and views of the nearby Intracoastal Waterway., "The Wright touch: $5 million home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright | PHOTOS," 6 June 2019 The locations of the $13 million new police station and the $7 million community center on prime lake frontages leave many citizens asking ... Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Longtime Oconomowoc servant will be challenged by a newcomer in the race for mayor," 16 Mar. 2018 The vacant space, formerly a Walter Steiger shoe salon, offers a total of 107 feet of wraparound frontage and nine-foot-high ceilings. Rosalie R. Radomsky, New York Times, "Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions," 13 Mar. 2018 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

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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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