wa·ter·front | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfrənt , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterfront 

: land, land with buildings, or a section of a town fronting or abutting on a body of water

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Port officials are still pursuing a related proposal to allow dozens of large TV-screen kiosks on the waterfront that may include video ads. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Public outcry prompts port to shelve looser policy for building wrap ads," 13 July 2018 The private waterfront property with meadows, cypress and eucalyptus groves, white sand bay beaches, and stylishly restored, shabby-chic cabanas, was once owned by the Grateful Dead’s physician. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 Two reservoirs — Morse and Geist — lay the foundations for summer recreation and lend stunning backdrops to some of the most enviable waterfront properties in Central Indiana. Shelley Specchio, Indianapolis Star, "Discovering Indianapolis’ vibrant neighborhoods: Hamilton County," 29 June 2018 The next wrong was the parking garage: 1,200 spots occupying 7.5 acres of waterfront property next to historic Eads Bridge. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Gateway to what?," 28 June 2018 Property along Lake Huron is attracting increasing interest from buyers as prices for parcels along Lake Michigan on the state's west coast have skyrocketed, with a thinning inventory of waterfront property and cottages from which to choose. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan set to auction prime Lake Huron waterfront property," 18 June 2018 The 20,726-square-foot waterfront property, which features a minimalist aesthetic, boasts six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Live Like Shakira for $11.6 Million—Her Miami Beach Home is for Sale," 1 June 2018 Now the City Council is considering a special tax for owners of waterfront property. Instead of collectively solving local problems, Seattle’s City Council is engaging in class warfare against successful people and companies. WSJ, "Seattle Is Abusing Its Mobile Golden Geese," 25 May 2018 The waterfront property on the Texas coast is renowned for being a prime location for the outdoor enthusiast. Houston Chronicle, "Patten holds final release of waterfront properties on Saturday, April 28," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of waterfront

1766, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of waterfront

: the land or the part of a town next to the water of an ocean, lake, etc.


wa·ter·front | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfrənt , ˈwä- \

Kids Definition of waterfront

: land that borders on a body of water

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