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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According to the Herald Sun, it's rumored that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be staying at a mansion called Villa del Mare, which is described as having six bedrooms, and sitting on the waterfront in Sydney. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Stay in This Waterfront Mansion in Sydney During Their Royal Tour," 12 Aug. 2018 The experience hasn’t soured him on the waterfront. New York Times, "New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones," 6 July 2018 But that site was never the preferred choice for Beckham and his group anyway, with the original hope being to build on the waterfront near the Port of Miami. Tim Reynolds, Pro Soccer USA, "David Beckham lobbying to build MLS stadium on public golf course land," 4 July 2018 But that site was never the preferred choice for Beckham and his group anyway, with the original hope being to build on the waterfront near the Port of Miami. Tim Reynolds, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Beckham's latest Miami stadium plan targets golf course," 4 July 2018 Button, the companion restaurant to Swim Club at Lighthouse Point, will open Monday on the Canton waterfront. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Button cafe and bar to open on Canton waterfront," 28 June 2018 His latest target was a $3.5 million four-bedroom waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale in the Rio VIsta neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "He scammed celebrities with phantom Heat tickets. As a fugitive, he kept running scams | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 Construction crews are busy at work on the waterfront in this downtrodden city, where $1.6 billion in corporate tax breaks and the advocacy of one of New Jersey’s most formidable power brokers have fueled a development boom. Kate King, WSJ, "The Power Broker Behind Camden, N.J.’s Upswing," 9 July 2018 On the waterfront, temperatures soared to record-breaking heights Friday, climbing to 85 degrees in Newport Beach by the afternoon. Ruben Vives, Victoria Kim And Sarah Parvini, Anchorage Daily News, "Southern California sets all-time heat records," 7 July 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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