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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Studio Gang Memphis has also committed to reclaiming its working riverfront for residents. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Memphis downtown boom fueled by riverfront city’s rich history," 25 Sep. 2018 On May 5, the fest will put on a Tricentennial fireworks display on the downtown riverfront. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "What's new with New Orleans Jazz Fest 2018's food lineup," 6 Apr. 2018 Henry Ford II and architect John Portman announce a major office and hotel development on Detroit's riverfront (later named Renaissance Center). Detroit Free Press, "Key moments in Ford, Detroit train station history," 16 June 2018 The organization has yet to finalize all the train routes and schedules involving Madeira, Loveland, Reading, the Cincinnati riverfront, Lima, Greenfield and Washington Court House. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "Sightseeing trains to begin calling all aboard in Madeira in May," 25 Mar. 2018 After, stroll the historic riverfront area and share a picnic lunch (some easy to digest Nature’s Recipe lunch for him and a signature St. Louis Provel pizza for you). Jessica Migala, Country Living, "7 Great Cities to Visit With Your Dog," 26 July 2018 Detroit's 22-acre west riverfront park will be finished about that time, as will Wayne County's new criminal justice complex in Midtown. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Here's why Detroit development takes so long," 11 July 2018 Passengers will come to the new Newport riverfront event center to board all cruise launches. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "BB Riverboats new Ohio River cruise hub and bar arrives July 4," 3 July 2018 The event will take place on The Bund, i.e. the popular riverfront shopping, dining, and hotel area near the center of the city, on Saturday evening. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Meet the Chinese Artists Who Collaborated With Coach 1941 for Its Pre-Fall Show in Shanghai," 7 Dec. 2018

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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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