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 winds will be strongest south of lakes Maurepas, Pontchartrain and Borgne and near the lakefronts. Carlie Kollath Wells,, "Storms expected Wednesday in New Orleans; wind advisory issued," 4 Apr. 2018 Don’t compromise your viewing experience this Fourth of July—hit up these rooftops, terraces and lakefront restaurants for the best, unparalleled views of the Navy Pier fireworks show. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "5 best places to watch Fourth of July Navy Pier fireworks," 29 June 2017 Jog with the Journeyman Running Club: The group meets 6:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in The Journeyman lobby, followed by a 3 to 5 mile run in the surrounding Third Ward, to the lakefront and back. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breathe events: Eating right, feeling well and getting moving," 11 July 2018 Highs will reach into the middle 80s well inland and the 70s along the lakefront as northeast to east winds over the cool waters of Lake Michigan feed into our area. Tom Skilling,, "Cooler and less humid air for next few days, then heat returns," 10 July 2018 There are only 247 single-family lakefront properties located on the entire east shore of Lake Tahoe, excluding land owned by the government, churches and home owner associations, according to Oliver Luxury Real Estate. David Caraccio, sacbee, "Tour this $10.9 million Lake Tahoe waterfront mansion on the market | The Sacramento Bee," 18 May 2018 Ironically, the waves are higher quality because of some of the manmade features on the lakefront made to accommodate the industrial facilities. David North, Chicago Reader, "Sickened surfers say the best waves in Lake Michigan are in the polluted waters off northwest Indiana," 10 July 2018 Recently, Husebo was helping his son Wendell, who is planning to develop Sharp’s Mobile Park on the lakefront in Eustis. Lauren Ritchie,, "Business owner Lanny Husebo dies in his sleep, remembered as 'kind from head to toe'," 12 June 2018 For the triennial, Mr. Ruppersberg scoured Cleveland’s steel yards and lakefront byways for billboards and then took pictures from their vantage points. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice," 11 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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