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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Known as Il Palmetto, the 5-acre oceanfront estate was completed in the 1930s. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A $110 Million Malibu Mansion and the Biggest Luxury Buys of 2018," 4 Jan. 2019 Christie and Sean Daly, fractional owners of an oceanfront condominium at the Timbers Kauai Ocean Club and Residences in Hawaii, ride bikes with Zach Wilczewski, far right, the resort’s programs manager. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "The Nomads Who Own Fractions of Multiple Luxury Homes," 19 Dec. 2018 Designed by Robert McKinley of Montauk's The Surf Lodge and SoHo food staple Sant Ambroeus, the oceanfront property is just the place for an idyllic weekend escape. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "You’ll Never Want to Leave Laguna Beach’s Newest Hotel," 17 Aug. 2018 On the Hawaiian island of Maui, a sprawling oceanfront property with its own small lighthouse is asking $49 million. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Oceanfront Maui Home, Lighthouse Included, Seeks a Sales Record," 3 Aug. 2018 An oceanfront home in Pebble Beach, Calif., has sold for $25.25 million, according to public records. Sarah Tilton, WSJ, "Oceanfront Home in California’s Golf Paradise Sells for Over $25 Million," 17 Aug. 2018 Replenished beaches and a dune system protect the city’s entire oceanfront, while homes are now required to be elevated. Laura Kusisto, WSJ, "Flooding Risk Knocks $7 Billion Off Home Values, Study Finds," 25 Aug. 2018 Employees have filled sandbags to protect oceanfront hotels from surging surf. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher And Audrey Mcavoy, Fox News, "Hurricane Lane floods homes as others take to the waves," 24 Aug. 2018 Photo: Wayne Capili The listing comprises two oceanfront lots—a 5.46-acre parcel containing the main house and a 1,150-square-foot guesthouse, and an adjacent 4-acre parcel. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "The Price of a Luxury California Teardown: $33 Million," 30 Oct. 2018

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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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