oceanfront

noun
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 The route continues past lighthouses and beach villages for some 148 miles—requiring two ferry rides to complete—and culminates on the northernmost Currituck Banks, where the oceanfront is traversed by four-wheel drive trucks and wild horses. Sandy Lang, Southern Living, 19 May 2021 Buyers looking for affordable homes near downtown Boston also pushed up prices in Lynn, drawn by its commuter rail service, dynamic restaurant scene, and enviable oceanfront facing the Boston skyline. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2021 Snape’s vehicle was seen traveling erratically along North Ocean Boulevard, along the oceanfront, witnesses told police, according to WPEC. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, 11 Apr. 2021 Guests staying at this luxury oceanfront resort can set sail on a five-minute boat ride to the resort’s private island and hidden gem, Long Cay. Roger Sands, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Lynch's shooting was one of three separate shooting incidents that police said occurred within minutes of each other along Virginia Beach's oceanfront. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, 30 Mar. 2021 Lynch's shooting was one of three separate shooting incidents that police said occurred within minutes of each other along Virginia Beach's oceanfront. Ben Finley, ajc, 30 Mar. 2021 All of these homes are either oceanfront, located conveniently close to a beach destination, or have ocean views. Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2021 Gunfire broke out after 11 p.m. Friday near the oceanfront, and eight victims were discovered, Police Chief Paul Neudigate said. NBC News, 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of oceanfront

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oceanfront was in 1858

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8 Jun 2021

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“Oceanfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oceanfront. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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oceanfront

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English Language Learners Definition of oceanfront

chiefly US : the land that is next to the ocean

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