wa·​ter·​front ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfrənt How to pronounce waterfront (audio)
: land, land with buildings, or a section of a town fronting or abutting on a body of water

Examples of waterfront in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s beautiful architecture, excellent dining, waterfront views, quaint streets, and an indescribably welcoming spirit that just puts a smile on your face. Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 21 May 2024 El Encanto El Encanto in Cave Creek is not your typical waterfront restaurant. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for waterfront 

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waterfront was in 1766

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“Waterfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterfront. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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wa·​ter·​front -ˌfrənt How to pronounce waterfront (audio)
: land or a section of a town bordering on a body of water
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