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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Barrett Lo Visionary Development announced Monday that Findorff has been selected as the general contractor for the vertical construction of the Couture project, a transformative economic development on downtown Milwaukee’s lakefront. Steve Jagler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Barrett Lo Visionary Development chooses Findorff as general contractor for the Couture," 26 Mar. 2018 Veterans Park and Juneau Park are great spots to watch, but anywhere along the lakefront will work (including the Summerfest grounds). Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "All you need to know about the July 3 fireworks in Milwaukee," 29 June 2018 The lakefront cottages favored by Toronto’s wealthiest range from modest single-story homes with rickety boathouses to opulent post-and-beam mansions, all nestled into the pristine pine forests that dominate the area. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "Canada’s City of the Future Rides a New Wave," 4 Dec. 2018 VTDigger reports the grand jury has heard testimony from at least one former Burlington College board member regarding the collection of donations and purchase of the $10 million lakefront property. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Why Trump and Republicans are suddenly talking up bipartisanship," 8 Jan. 2018 Leonard Steinberg and his partner Thom Caughlin built their Waccabuc home last year on a 2.4-acre lakefront lot for a total cost of $1.4 million. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A Hamlet Hideaway for Wealthy New Yorkers," 7 Nov. 2018 Burlington About an hour south of Montgomery, lakefront Burlington—home to the University of Vermont—with its bustling Church Street Market is not to be missed. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, "See Vermont Fall Foliage in These 12 Beautiful Places," 2 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of lakefront

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lakefront was in 1880

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English Language Learners Definition of lakefront

chiefly US : the land beside a lake

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