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.
Recent Examples on the Web Over the summer, Oak Creek's lakefront has a place to rent jet skis, kayaks and a boat. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You can rent jet skis, kayaks and a boat at this Oak Creek lakefront business," 1 July 2020 When visiting the Windy City, travelers often crave proximity to the lakefront and its beaches, the Magnificent Mile, and Millennium Park. Devorah Lev-tov, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 10 City Hotels in Chicago," 8 July 2020 High temperatures in the metro Milwaukee area, away from the lakefront, are forecast around 90 on Saturday and Sunday. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Get ready for a heat wave over the Fourth of July weekend," 3 July 2020 Areas along the lakefront will feel a little cooler. Max Claypool And Judson Jones, CNN, "Most of the US will soar into the 90s this 4th of July," 2 July 2020 And while Summerfest remains canceled, the festival's home, Maier Festival Park on the Milwaukee lakefront, may still have some events this year — in its parking lots. Madeline Heim, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's percentage of positive test results stays under 3%; Milwaukee Art Museum plans to reopen," 10 June 2020 Chicago: 60 percent Now in its third phase of cautiously reopening, the lakefront splendor of Chicago is 60 percent off this July with an average airfare of $107, according to Skyscanner. Shannon Mcmahon, Condé Nast Traveler, "The U.S. Cities With the Biggest Fare Drops This Summer," 22 June 2020 The Henninger landfill received material excavated during construction of Interstate 71 in the 1960s and may hold chunks of the old Municipal Stadium that once stood on the downtown Cleveland lakefront, McDermott said. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Metroparks approves plan to turn Old Brooklyn landfill into 26-acre park with Towpath link," 18 June 2020 Mayor Lori Lightfoot also announced Monday that people can get back to the city’s popular lakefront path starting June 22. USA TODAY, "Spiking numbers, opening venues, guarding beaches: News from around our 50 states," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of lakefront

1880, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2020

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“Lakefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lakefront

chiefly US : the land beside a lake

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