lake·​front | \ ˈlāk-ˌfrənt How to pronounce lakefront (audio) \

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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Trees dot the lakefront grounds, which hold a garden and swimming pool. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Donatella Versace drops $5.6 million on historic villa in northern Italy," 15 Aug. 2019 As the Houston metro area has expanded, the market for lakefront has expanded to include more buyers who view once-out-of-the-way homes as their primary residence, according to Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Lakeside living beckons buyers from Houston and beyond," 9 Aug. 2019 Now hundreds of summer camps across the United States have tethered their rustic lakefronts to facial-recognition machines, allowing parents an increasingly omniscient view into their kids’ home away from home. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, "As summer camps turn on facial recognition, parents demand: More smiles, please," 9 Aug. 2019 One property that was considered, according to an individual familiar with the plans, was a 10,000 square foot French country estate with lakefront and golf course views. al, "NRA discussed buying luxury mansion for Wayne LaPierre," 7 Aug. 2019 Her calf was the first beluga calf at the lakefront aquarium in seven years. USA TODAY, "Saving whales, Manson murder house: News from around our 50 states," 17 July 2019 The gated estate, which includes about four vacant acres on S.R. 50 and a lakefront mansion, was used in the 1990s as a vacation home by Khalil bin Laden, who fled Central Florida with his wife, Isabel, and son Sultan eight days after 9-11. Stephen Hudak,, "Oakland rejects rezoning of former bin Laden property. Its future is murky," 21 July 2019 And while Indiana is pretty solidly landlocked, that doesn't mean one has to give up the dream of lakefront living. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "9 lakefront Hot Properties: Amazing views with interiors to match," 12 July 2019 The free series runs most Mondays and Fridays (plus Sept. 1) through Sept. 7 at the lakefront, 10275 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Things to do in Baltimore this week: Dragon Boat Challenge, Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival and more," 16 June 2019

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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

chiefly US : the land beside a lake

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