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.

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Construction on the National Western Center is already underway, but projects along the riverfront won’t happen until 2021 to 2023. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "3 miles of railroad to move for National Western Center after $16.75 million settlement in Denver," 9 Sep. 2019 Weeks before a 2014 season that saw the Bears nearly break into the four-team College Football Playoff, Briles gushed about the university’s new, $266-million riverfront football stadium as a symbol of the school’s changed fortunes. Los Angeles Times, "Worthy of a second chance? Art Briles coaching high schoolers after sexual assault scandal," 1 Sep. 2019 In addition, Lakeview restaurant and music venue Beat Kitchen is expected to open a slightly larger riverfront outpost beside the marketplace next spring. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "'We’re trying to get people to notice.’ Riverwalk marketplace’s small vendors cope with weather, late start, hidden location in first season.," 29 Aug. 2019 Is there a noisy, smoggy freeway overpass next door or a gorgeous riverfront? oregonlive, "New podcasts about Portland’s buildings let you learn as you walk the neighborhoods," 29 Aug. 2019 Marinas, launch ramps and private boat clubs dot the shoreline up and down the riverfront. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Tiki boats could be start of untapped business opportunity on Detroit River," 22 Aug. 2019 Construction should be underway soon and once it’s complete Morgan plans to leave city government for good and head to his riverfront retirement home 530 miles away in northern Alabama. Rosemarie Dowell, orlandosentinel.com, "After 44 years, Groveland Fire Chief Willie Morgan prepares for retirement in 2020," 21 Aug. 2019 The riverfront venue remains busy in the warm months every year while the college football coliseum goes mostly dormant from A-Day through August. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al.com, "Why there aren’t concerts in Bryant-Denny Stadium, the brief history of shows there," 15 July 2019 Several other riverfront residents eligible for the buyout are critical of the way the government is handling the program. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "They’re in their 90s; the river looms ... and they don’t want government money.," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of riverfront

1751, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of riverfront

chiefly US : the land that is next to a river

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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