wa·​ter·​front | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfrənt How to pronounce waterfront (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterfront

: 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 Farmers Fishers Bakers, on the Georgetown waterfront, goes further: Managers there tape the theater calendars to the wall. Gaya Gupta, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2022 At the Wharf, on the Potomac River waterfront in Washington, s’mores aren’t just for summer. Tanya Sichynsky, Chicago Tribune, 14 Aug. 2022 Plus, the Instagram-friendly sauna barrels are just steps from the waterfront; an idyllic setting just after sunrise. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 Ice Cream Bob’s, a canary-yellow kiosk on the Burlington waterfront, is open again after supposedly shutting down after Memorial Day. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 The compound claims three parcels and 105 feet of harbor frontage — a rarity for waterfront properties in the coastal city. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 The lake, which is home to some of the Portland area’s pricest waterfront properties, was once much smaller. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2022 Located on the Palm Jumeriah, the plot is among some of the most exclusive waterfront properties in the world, where luxury penthouses are sold for upwards of $23 million. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Still, concerns about climate change do not seem to have impacted the market for waterfront properties in the area. Alex Putterman, courant.com, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of waterfront

1766, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2022

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“Waterfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterfront. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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wa·​ter·​front | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfrənt How to pronounce waterfront (audio) , ˈwä- \

Kids Definition of waterfront

: land that borders on a body of water


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