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 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 Susan Breitenbach, an associate broker with Corcoran, had an offer on an oceanfront home for $300,000 for March and April. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "As Summer Nears, the Hamptons Face a ‘Feeding Frenzy’," 13 May 2020 As per the listing description, the property features an oceanfront dining room, library and grand salon with a wet bar, a study and a large open terrace. NBC News, "John Lennon and Yoko Ono's former Palm Beach estate listed for $47.5 Million," 9 May 2020 The oceanfront city of Avalon, whose picturesque beauty has sold millions of postcards, has been turned into a ghost town, the Associated Press reports. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 25," 26 Apr. 2020 But the trend was reversed in oceanfront cities like Miami Beach and Sunny Isles Beach, with 69 sales in the first quarter, down from 70 a year earlier, according to Douglas Elliman. New York Times, "The Latest Fashion Accessory in Miami: A Luxury Condo," 21 Apr. 2020 Tech entrepreneur Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have paid $43 million for an oceanfront home near San Diego, Calif., in one of the largest deals recorded in the area. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Bill and Melinda Gates Buy Oceanfront Home Near San Diego for $43 Million," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of oceanfront

1858, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2020

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“Oceanfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oceanfront. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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chiefly US : the land that is next to the ocean

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