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.
Recent Examples on the Web Another oceanfront favorite nearby, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, has earmarked July 1 for re-opening. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Best Weekend Getaways in Florida," 2 June 2020 The luxurious oceanfront Malibu Beach Inn is set on Carbon Beach, just steps from the shore. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Beaches in Southern California," 31 May 2020 Other notable park reopenings include Smith Rock in central Oregon, Tryon Creek in Portland and many oceanfront parks on the south and central Oregon coast. oregonlive, "Silver Falls State Park reopens hiking trails, viewpoints to the public," 18 May 2020 Yet the economic impact of the shutdown has hammered oceanfront tourism. Washington Post, "Virginia Beach merchants fret over beach closures as Memorial Day approaches," 13 May 2020 Those include Metro Networks founder David Saperstein’s impressive Malibu mansion on the market for $115 million, as well as a dazzling oceanfront home owned by billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad up for grabs at $75 million. Los Angeles Times, "The ultra-rich are still buying $50-million homes (in case you were wondering)," 7 May 2020 People jammed into tight spaces, grabbed drinks in groups at oceanfront bars and lined their chairs and towels alongside each other on the beach. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "Thousands disregarded health guidance over the weekend despite rising coronavirus cases in more than a dozen states," 26 May 2020 Those rules were not strictly enforced and warm weather last weekend drew large crowds to the Virginia Beach oceanfront, the state’s most popular beach. NBC News, "Northam to open Virginia Beach in time for holiday weekend," 20 May 2020 The Lodge also offers six new cottages with 14 sleeping rooms, an oceanfront pool, 18-hole putting course, and a new state-of-the-art golf performance center. al, "This island off the coast of Georgia offers a luxurious escape," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of oceanfront

1858, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2020

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“Oceanfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oceanfront. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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chiefly US : the land that is next to the ocean

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