riv·​er·​front ˈri-vər-ˌfrənt How to pronounce riverfront (audio)
: the land or area along a river

Example Sentences

We went for a walk down at the riverfront.
Recent Examples on the Web The city last year entered into an agreement with Bedrock to study development prospects on the riverfront land. Eric Heisig, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2022 In the same time, Newburyport is likely to lose more than two-thirds of its tidal flats to open water, while the city’s downtown riverfront will be susceptible to flooding in big storms, according to the report. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Aug. 2020 Entry is $5 after 5 p.m. More than 30 breweries will offer limited releases, seasonal craft beers, ciders, meads and seltzers on the riverfront in downtown Wyandotte. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep. 2022 The wedding party also posed for photos at a nearby dock on the riverfront. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2022 Giving rivers and floodplains back to nature often means taking space away from future development in seemingly prime riverfront real estate. Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, Journal Sentinel, 15 Oct. 2022 To that end, Newport is moving forward with plans to redevelop the city’s riverfront, adding a park, a plaza and an amphitheater. Brian Planalp And Chris Riva, The Enquirer, 8 Oct. 2022 But a new ownership team, led by restaurateur Sam Panchevre of Sam’s Burger Joint and veteran San Antonio chef Luis M. Colón, is reviving the restaurant with a creative menu, cocktails and expanded riverfront seating. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Sep. 2022 But, again, what really makes his home stand out are the outdoor amenities and its riverfront location. Joey Morona, cleveland, 23 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of riverfront was in 1751

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“Riverfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverfront. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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