wa·​ter·​side | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌsīd How to pronounce waterside (audio) , ˈwä-\

Definition of waterside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the margin of a body of water : waterfront



Definition of waterside (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : employed along the waterside waterside workers also : of or relating to the workers along the waterside a waterside strike
2 : of, relating to, or located on the waterside a waterside café

Examples of waterside in a Sentence


The trail winds along the waterside.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Sustainable travel tip: Support the community’s economy by stopping at a waterside teahouse to indulge in locally sourced fare. Caitlin Etherton, National Geographic, "Venice is flooded with tourists—visit these floating cities instead," 16 May 2019 Some requirements were nonnegotiable: The house had to take advantage of the southern exposure, and the second-floor master bedroom had to be moved to the waterside of the house. Sandra Ward, WSJ, "The Perfect Place for Their Second Home Is Right Around the Corner," 11 Oct. 2018 The newborn son of Bethany Hamilton might not look too stoked to be waterside just yet, but his family — Mom, dad Adam Dirks and big brother Tobias, 2½ — are all smiles in a sweet snap of the new family of four. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Bethany Hamilton Is Back in a Bikini Weeks After Giving Birth to Son Wesley - See the Family Photo," 23 Apr. 2018 Annapolis is a quaint waterside town of about 40,000. Fox News, "The Latest: Priest highlights work of 5 slain journalists," 30 June 2018 The Concord Point Lighthouse, a boardwalk promenade, waterside restaurants, and the iconic railroad bridge contribute to the city’s picturesque appeal. Algerina Perna, baltimoresun.com, "Exploring historical Havre de Grace," 22 June 2018 Open pyres burn along the waterside, their bright flames dancing in the air with all the drama of a scene from Game of Thrones. Skye Mcalpine, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ultimate Culinary Tour of India," 12 June 2018 The Canaveral Port Authority also contracted with CH2M Engineering for the waterside design, engineering and support services. Paul Brinkmann, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Port Canaveral demolition kicks off work on huge new $150M terminal," 27 Apr. 2018 Once the sun sets, find a cool drink or nip to bite at the nearby Purple Parrott Tiki Bar or Sunset Grill, located on the waterside with views north and west. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Escambia County: Escape Pensacola's bustle on Perdido Key," 7 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Today, archaeologists have catalogued the remains of hundreds of these waterside islands, most of which now look like tiny, tree-covered islands or mounds that skirt just below the water's surface. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Scotland’s Tiny Artificial Islands Date to the Stone Age," 14 June 2019 With waterside land scarce in Miami proper, developers are looking north to this small municipality, which is halfway between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale and has easy access to both their airports. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "This Once-Scruffy Beach Town Is South Florida’s New Real Estate Hot Spot," 13 Feb. 2019 Benches on the waterside parkland offer pastoral photo ops. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "N.C.'s haul from ‘native son’ Blackbeard's 300th anniversary: Tourist gold," 22 June 2018 But smaller crabs and most females get sold, too, and most of those go to seafood companies that have operated picking houses in waterside communities for generations. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "After July Fourth crab feasts, an uncertain season for Maryland seafood industry," 6 July 2018 That was the resolute message from reporter Chase Cook just hours after the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland – a newsroom that is the lifeblood of its waterside community – was ripped apart by gunfire. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "Capital Gazette newsroom bloodied but not broken: 'We're putting out a damn paper tomorrow'," 28 June 2018 The Yard: Located a stone’s throw from the park, this waterside outdoor beer garden features beers from Anchor Brewing and burgers from Belcampo Meats. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Going to the Giants game? Where to eat and drink around AT&T Park," 3 Apr. 2018 There are small lake towns that provide incredible waterside views, and plenty of quirky small towns with eccentric charm, and then there's one area in Iowa's northwestern corner that's making headlines for taking small-town pride to a new level. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Is Orange City, Iowa, America's Happiest Small Town?," 20 Nov. 2017 For decades, various canoe outposts with waterside eateries and a rickety shack that sold bait and beer have sat on the property. Martin E. Comas, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Wekiva Island's expansion plans draw ire from nearby residents," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of waterside


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1564, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of waterside

: the land next to a lake, river, etc.

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