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wa·​ter·​side ˈwȯ-tər-ˌsīd How to pronounce waterside (audio)
: the margin of a body of water : waterfront


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: employed along the waterside
waterside workers
also : of or relating to the workers along the waterside
a waterside strike
: 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
Starting at the stern, the beach club features a lounge with a convertible gym, a relaxation area with a sauna and massage room, an exquisite outdoor swimming pool, and folding hull platforms that open to create waterside lounges. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Mar. 2024 Where to stay Upon entering the waterside town, a quintessential relaxation experience awaits at the award-winning Beaufort Historic Inn (beaufortinn.com) offering a part boutique hotel, part bed and breakfast atmosphere. Sallie Funderburk, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The concept has been pared back in recent years because a continuous waterside greenway was deemed impossible in some areas, including around yacht clubs. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Feb. 2024 According to the findings, the next year will be all about waterside escapes (from reality). Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 23 Oct. 2023 Leeds Dock is a waterside development with retail, office and leisure space on the River Aire. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Feb. 2024 First impressions Located on Port Royal Island, one of South Carolina’s coastal Sea Islands, this alluring waterside city is a living landmark. Sallie Funderburk, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The nifty stern platform can be moved to three different positions using the dual linear lift function: It can be raised to expand the aft living area, lowered to launch tenders, or left in the default position to function as a waterside lounge. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 Jan. 2024 Then, in March 2021, two months after the Cessna arrived, the police force gathered at a waterside restaurant in Puerto Villamil to celebrate Albán’s birthday. Arturo Torres, Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2024
In addition, the transom and side terraces can fold out to create additional waterside relaxation areas. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2024 The expandable area doubles as a waterside beach club and a mooring spot for runabouts or Jet Skis. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2024 Specifically, the waterside portion of Harbor Drive between Grape Street and Seaport Village will feature expansive park spaces sandwiched between a widened promenade and a multi-use path. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Feb. 2024 The National Weather Service issued a warning for residents to stay away from rocks, jetties, piers and other waterside infrastructure. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2023 The post included a waterside image of Cobain snuggling with Riley Hawk, next to his father and stepmother Catherine Goodman. Jonah Valdez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2023 And getting to bike the Bay Area’s network of curving, waterside bike paths didn’t hurt either. Soumya Karlamangla, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Beach umbrellas are an essential waterside accessory — there’s a reason you get charged for them. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 Snag Some Fresh Seafood Grab lunch at the The Blind Tiger for waterside views. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 24 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1564, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of waterside was in the 14th century

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“Waterside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterside. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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