riv·​er·​front | \ ˈri-vər-ˌfrənt How to pronounce riverfront (audio) \

Definition of riverfront

: the land or area along a river

Examples of riverfront in a Sentence

We went for a walk down at the riverfront.
Recent Examples on the Web The riverfront Galt House was advertising weekend rooms for as little as $114 per night Thursday afternoon. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "In the midst of protests and a pandemic, the Kentucky Derby's grandeur is muted," 4 Sep. 2020 The city has also had far fewer tourists in town to ride the historic forest green and crimson streetcars down St. Charles Avenue, or their newer bright red and yellow counterparts along Rampart Street, Canal Street and the riverfront. Jessica Williams | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Streetcar ridership in New Orleans has plunged, and major cutbacks might be coming," 31 Aug. 2020 The smell of incense and roasted sweet corn filled the air Wednesday evening at Father Hennepin Bluff Park on the downtown Minneapolis riverfront. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Black Entrepreneur State Fair aims to create healing space amid pandemic, social unrest," 27 Aug. 2020 While speculation has centered on the city's riverfront, Duggan said in a news conference that Monday's show actually will be 20 miles away at an undisclosed suburban location. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, "Mayor Duggan drops hint about secret fireworks location," 26 Aug. 2020 The assets involved include more than 15 acres of riverfront land, a massive dry dock, and other assets including buildings. al, "Deal in works for Austal to purchase additional land, facilities," 21 Aug. 2020 The sketches show a very busy riverfront with large buildings along the river, many of which have not survived through the years. Iris Vacante|contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Sketches prove the Pontalbas spent time in St. Tammany Parish," 30 Aug. 2020 Vira Vira’s secluded location is perfect for meteor spotting, and guests can watch the sky from private outdoor hot tubs or riverfront loungers. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "See the Solar Eclipse From a Helicopter and Shooting Stars From a Hot Tub on the Same Day," 30 Aug. 2020 Fisher and Kolfage have both claimed to be in touch with Texas landowners over hundreds of miles of riverfront property but have declined to name specific locations. Perla Trevizo, ProPublica, "Private Border Wall Fundraisers Have Been Arrested on Fraud Charges," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of riverfront

1751, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Riverfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverfront. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of riverfront

chiefly US : the land that is next to a river

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