waterfront

noun wa·ter·front \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfrənt , ˈwä- \
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

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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WATERFRONT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of waterfront for English Language Learners

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


WATERFRONT Defined for Kids

waterfront

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

Definition of waterfront for Students

: land that borders on a body of water


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