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

Noun The trail winds along the waterside.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The roughly 300-acre community, opened in 1966, offers a golf course and clubhouse, an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a main clubhouse with waterside dining. Hannah Selinger, WSJ, "Rehoboth Is Known as a Summer Hotspot. Retirees Are Making It a Permanent Destination.," 25 Feb. 2021 In the past decade, $900 million has been spent on infrastructure projects in the zone, including building shopping complexes, roads, healthcare facilities and waterside landscaping. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Is an alleged drug kingpin from China investing millions in a port in Laos?," 7 Dec. 2020 Lord Fletcher's, the longtime Lake Minnetonka steakhouse and waterside hangout, will close next Sunday until spring. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, "Surly Beer Hall temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19," 4 Oct. 2020 Lord Fletcher’s, the longtime Lake Minnetonka steakhouse and waterside hangout, is taking the season off. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Lake Minnetonka institution Lord Fletcher's will close for winter," 18 Sep. 2020 Marion Weich was planning on meeting her friend at 5 a.m. on June 27 to go on a waterside run in Tempe Beach Park when her path was blocked by officers and rangers. Alana Minkler, The Arizona Republic, "Weeks before train derailment on Tempe bridge, there was another on the same bridge," 29 July 2020 This may not produce the perfect waterside-weather, but NWS meteorologist Jason Puma said it’s a typical start for an Indiana summer. Brooke Kemp, The Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis weather: First week of summer brings potential for storms," 22 June 2020 Start your evening with a few glasses of rosé at Mälarpaviljongen, an alfresco waterside hang-out with superb service and even better vibes. Essence, "Get Lost: 72 Hours in Stockholm," 11 June 2020 The city's waterside trails and open spaces, a social distancing disaster due to their popularity, would have to be closed. Anchorage Daily News, "The coronavirus was spreading. The parties went on. Now comes the pain.," 10 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Spring break turns gory at a popular waterside resort, where hundreds of prehistoric man-eating fish have come to dine on hapless humans. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘Gandhi’; ‘Forrest Gump’ and more," 26 Feb. 2021 But it can be seen from multiple IOA locations, including waterside pavilions running behind Lost Continent, Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Universal: Fresh views pop up for VelociCoaster watchers," 23 Feb. 2021 With more than 7 million people living in the counties that surround the bay, the estuary faces a constant barrage of highway runoff, industrial waste, sewage, drifting pesticides and unrelenting waterside development. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Feds 'short changing' San Francisco Bay - local Congress members want money for restoration," 28 Jan. 2021 Bystanders for a waterside gator fight included several large birds at a golf course in South Florida this week. FOX 35 Orlando, "Gator roundup: Here are the biggest Florida alligator videos of 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 But Loango alone offers a variety of landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife, as well as the waterside Loango Lodge. Melissa Findley, National Geographic, "Destinations on the rise for 2021," 20 Nov. 2020 Dodie Vegas, who with her husband owns Bridge Side Marina on Grand Isle, said damage was minimal at their waterside complex of cabins, campgrounds and docking facilities, but the rest of the island wasn’t so lucky. Jeff Amy And Kevin Mcgill, USA TODAY, "South digs out from Hurricane Zeta wrath: Hundreds of thousands without power, homes destroyed," 30 Oct. 2020 In the last major incident, an attack in 2017 that was claimed by the Islamic State, a gunman killed dozens of New Year’s revelers at Istanbul’s waterside Reina night club. Washington Post, "U.S. warns of potential terrorist attacks, kidnap plots targeting Americans and other foreigners in Istanbul," 23 Oct. 2020 Recently linked to actress Eiza González, Chalamet was once again the star of some steamy, waterside photos published online. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Timothée Chalamet Was "Embarrassed" by Those Pap Pics of Him and Lily-Rose Depp," 15 Oct. 2020

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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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“Waterside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterside. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of waterside

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

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