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Definition of storefront

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the front side of a store or store building facing a street
2 : a building, room, or suite of rooms having a storefront



Definition of storefront (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a storefront church a storefront evangelist
2 : occupying a room or suite of rooms in a store building at street level and immediately behind a storefront a storefront school
3 : of, relating to, or being outreach professional services storefront lawyers a storefront clinic

Examples of storefront in a Sentence

Noun He rented a storefront on Main Street.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Scroll through our picks first before heading to Amazon's Outlet storefront for even more options! Sanah Faroke,, 7 May 2022 Many are left to be sorted, but a casual walk through the storefront pins the number well into the thousands. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2022 If that comes together, the Dubays expect to apply for funding from the city’s Hart Lift storefront revitalization program, which already has awarded $2.5 million in matching grants to entrepreneurs across the city. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 25 Apr. 2022 Nabhan started work on a recent Friday around 10:30 a.m., checking up on the city’s 28 storefront cannabis dispensaries, ensuring that customers aren’t partaking of the product outside the dispensaries, among other possible violations. Hugo Martínstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 In fact, Amazon has an entire storefront dedicated to Levi's, and multiple pairs are marked down right now, like the brand's other popular fit, Levi's ribcage jeans, which are discounted to $41. Claire Harmeyer,, 22 Apr. 2022 The reasons for the sudden proliferation across the city include loosening license restrictions, a surge in available storefront space and the government’s decision to allow cannabis shops to operate during lockdowns. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 What was your goal with the WYLLOW storefront design? Lindsey Bartlett, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Remedy has not announced any target storefront for the PC version of its Max Payne remasters. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Cave converted a rear parking lot into a green space and restored street-facing windows to create a storefront project room visible to passersby. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 10 Apr. 2022 Hannah Edgar writes that the quartet’s been praised for bringing classical music to fresh formats, inspired by Chicago’s experimental and storefront theater scenes., 6 Apr. 2022 In 2005, the storefront rental in sleepy Greenport came along. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2022 It should be noted that the site selection process is for storefront locations only. Rick Bisio, Forbes, 23 June 2021 The trailer comes after Myers joined Instagram last week and began posting cryptic images with fives in them: a five dollar bill, the 5 train in New York City, the five boroughs and a Five Guys storefront. Sasha Urban, Variety, 16 Mar. 2022 Thompson recognized the storefront pictured in videos of the incident. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Oct. 2020 Police tweeted out a photo showing that someone had thrown an orange cone that smashed through the storefront window of Bling Boutique at 104 Main St. during the early morning hours of Jan. 5. Emily Sweeney,, 4 Mar. 2022 Each of the four students prepping for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or Toefl, at a storefront school in Karaj, a city of two million not far from Tehran, has a different reason for enrolling. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of storefront


1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 May 2022

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“Storefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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