ocean·front | \ ˈō-shən-ˌfrənt \

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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It is named for Carlsbad’s seven miles of oceanfront property. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New 7 Mile restaurant part of Sheraton revamp in Carlsbad," 14 June 2018 Following nearly a decade of service at the hotel, Bryant returns to Fontainebleau Miami Beach to lead the sales team and maximize new revenue opportunities at the 1,504-room, 22-acre oceanfront resort. Cindy Kent, Sun-Sentinel.com, "People on the move: Compass Community Center names new executive director," 30 June 2018 Christian Yelich, the Gold Glove-winning outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, has made a play away from the field, buying an oceanfront home in Malibu for $5.6 million. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich slides into oceanfront home in Malibu," 27 June 2018 The oceanfront resort's 160 rooms and villas have both butlers and personal concierges. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Honeymoon guide: Six Los Cabos resorts for couples," 8 May 2018 The Breakers, 1 S. County Rd., 655-6611; thebreakers.com: The island's grande dame oceanfront resort, located on 140 acres in the center of town, with golf, tennis, beach club, shopping arcade, and full-service spa. Robert Janjigian, ELLE Decor, "ELLE DECOR Goes to Palm Beach," 16 Dec. 2010 Kushner Companies and the Trump Organization recently dropped plans for the Trumps to manage an oceanfront hotel that the Kushners are building at the Jersey Shore. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Under Trump, Americans are becoming more supportive of immigration," 22 June 2018 In Loíza, an oceanfront community of 30,000, damage to homes and businesses was extensive. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, "Puerto Rico’s Positive Business Slogans Can’t Keep the Lights On," 5 Mar. 2018 That same spirit is reflected in the oceanfront beach house of Britt-Louise Gilder, her husband Jamal, and their four children (aged 4 to 15). Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "A Fire Island house brings the spirit of sand and surf indoors," 9 July 2018

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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

: the land that is next to the ocean

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