ocean·​front | \ ˈō-shən-ˌfrənt How to pronounce oceanfront (audio) \

Definition of oceanfront

: a shore area on the ocean

Examples of oceanfront in a Sentence

They built a house on the oceanfront.

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The location of the late-afternoon affair, revealed just two days prior to the event, was a sprawling, private oceanfront estate on the east side of the island. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Gwyneth does Nantucket to promote her brand and Goop pop-up shop," 31 July 2019 On your first day, settle into your oceanfront room or throw your bags down, put on your swimsuit, and go for a quick dip in the cool, refreshing waters of beachside pool. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "Get Lost: 72 Hours in St. Vincent," 29 July 2019 Stop 3: Living large A short drive southwest reveals one of the latest luxury resorts to spring up along the lively oceanfront corridor that stretches from San José del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas. Jenny Peters, National Geographic, "Baja California Sur: The ultimate road trip," 25 July 2019 His oceanfront compound of 14 years is listed for $8.995 million on Broad Beach. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Filmmaker Walter Hill seeks a scene change on Malibu’s Broad Beach," 17 July 2019 Red Gate Farm, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' sprawling, oceanfront estate in Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, was recently listed by Christie's International Real Estate. Allen Kim, CNN, "Jackie Kennedy's Martha's Vineyard estate is on sale for $65 million," 28 June 2019 Originally purchased in 1979 by Jackie O herself for just about $1 million, the oceanfront sanctuary covers an entire mile of the Atlantic coastline. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Jackie Kennedy's Enchanting Martha's Vineyard Estate In on the Market for $65 Million," 28 June 2019 The view from an oceanfront room Habitas Tulum, Mexico. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "How to Crash an Uber-Hip Private Club? Book a Room," 30 Aug. 2018 Between a rock and a good offer Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton in 2018 sold his oceanfront home on Pacific Coast Highway to natural-gas billionaire Michael S. Smith and his wife, Iris Smith, for $110 million. Los Angeles Times, "These are the most expensive homes ever sold in Los Angeles," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of oceanfront

1858, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of oceanfront

chiefly US : the land that is next to the ocean

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