lake·​front | \ˈlāk-ˌfrənt \

Definition of lakefront 

: an area fronting on a lake

Examples of lakefront in a Sentence

We went for a walk down at the lakefront.

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The practice has become popular at the Mandeville lakefront and on some college campuses. Kim Chatelain,, "Pickleball anyone? Pelican Park redevelopment to include 6 courts," 1 Mar. 2018 The Burnham Wildlife Corridor This stretch of South Side lakefront feels like a secret world. Mary Schmich,, "A bistro, a book, music and a lettuce bowl: Nine things to love this summer," 22 June 2018 Advocates, led by the county’s chapter of the LGBT group PFLAG, short for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, hope to see that work culminate on the Columbia lakefront next June in the county’s first pride festival. Kate Magill, Howard County Times, "Howard's LGBTQ groups planning first Pride parade, community outreach," 20 June 2018 Some of Leslie Wallace's oldest and fondest memories are of the Mandeville lakefront in and around the Marigny Avenue cottage that her grandparents owned. Kadee Krieger,, "An Old Mandeville homeowner lovingly restores an 180-year-old Creole cottage," 2 May 2018 The protest group claims the rezoning would forever change the essence of lakefront living in Rocky River and that the development does not blend in when placed in the middle of the current single-family homes. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Rocky River Planning Commission holds another public hearing on a disputed change in lakefront zoning," 22 Apr. 2018 Admission: Free event for the general public with many free areas along the Milwaukee lakefront, from North to South. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summer Guide July 15-21: Festivals and free concerts," 14 July 2018 Nor should they be left in the dark about the $64,000 question of this controversial plan: Is the Lighthouse Dunes group treating the city’s lakefront as a public trust or as a private fiefdom? Blair Kamin,, "Evanston plan to demolish Harley Clarke mansion: Public vision or hidden agendas?," 13 July 2018 Driving by the lakefront, passers-by might catch a glimpse of Mr. Arnett sawing away. Chris R. Vaccaro, New York Times, "The Return of the Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of lakefront

1880, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lakefront

: the land beside a lake

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