riv·​er·​front ˈri-vər-ˌfrənt How to pronounce riverfront (audio)
: 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 Riverfront Solar Eclipse Watch Party - Detroit See the eclipse with an enthusiastic crowd on Detroit's riverfront. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 4 Apr. 2024 The channel creates miles of new riverfront property in central Fort Worth. To make that happen, significant work is needed on the future island, including new roads, sewage and storm water lines. Luke Ranker, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Apr. 2024 Auberge Resorts has hatched a charming new riverfront resort on picturesque Johns Island in South Carolina. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Northern Kentucky University's law school could move from the school's Highland Heights campus to the former IRS site on Covington's riverfront. Jolene Almendarez, The Enquirer, 14 Mar. 2024 Le Méridien Tampa Housed in a former downtown courthouse, the 130-room Le Méridien Tampa feels like a modern urban hideaway and sits just a few blocks from the Tampa Riverwalk and its lovely museums, parks, and riverfront path. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2024 The 3,000-square-foot riverfront home in Carmichael just hit the market for $3.19 million. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 Mayor Matt Mahan, who pushed for the plan in an effort to make residents feel safe using the riverfront path, and Councilmember Arjun Batra were absent. Ethan Varian, The Mercury News, 9 Feb. 2024 The townhomes are the second major announcement for the riverfront site in about a week. Jolene Almendarez, The Enquirer, 20 Mar. 2024

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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 16 Apr. 2024.

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