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 Some communities stored them out of sight, ready to be moved to ponds or rivers at a moment’s notice, while others proudly installed them in permanent waterside positions. Katie Dancey-downs, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 July 2022 Besides its 4,800-square-foot concert stage, Rady Shell includes onsite restaurants, restrooms, park areas, waterside walkways, flexible seating for up to 10,000 people and a large synthetic lawn seating area. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 June 2022 Take a seat at one of the long picnic tables or settle in at the waterside railing and watch the boats cruise through Provincetown Harbor. Rob Duca, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2022 Thomas also said that these Pooltime Planners are available daily to provide guests with suggestions on best enjoying the resort’s waterside activities. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, 5 June 2022 But the best parks in Houston also offer great perks—waterfalls, fountains, footbridges, sculptures, waterside promenades, skyline panoramas and even terraces that rival those of private clubs. Robin Soslow, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 Appropriately, the group ceremony took place on the south lawn of Whitehall, the 75-room, 100,000-square-foot waterside retreat that oil and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler built as a wedding present for his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler. Terry Spencer, sun-sentinel.com, 14 Feb. 2022 The footage offers a glimpse at the dazzling landscapes of Arda — also known as Earth — including a regal waterside town, lush hillsides and glacial mountains. Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2022 The nearest anyone could recall was by the waterside. New York Times, 19 Dec. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective At sunset, families sought a waterside breeze by the Hudson River, especially after ConEd’s warning to limit use of air-conditioning to avoid blackouts. New York Times, 23 July 2022 And few capitals have a swooping ski slope as their backdrop, or fjord water clean enough for a morning dip in among the waterside bars and restaurants. Mark Faithfull, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Before roads existed, the Ethie, a coastal steamer, was responsible for supplying the region’s waterside communities. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 30 June 2022 Ukraine’s military also reported last week that two Russian soldiers had been killed when a gunman opened fire at a waterside cafe in Kherson. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 30 June 2022 The shooting unfolded in the 1700 block of Thames Street, a waterside strip that is home to numerous bars and restaurants. Lea Skene, Baltimore Sun, 4 May 2022 This waterside property has direct access to a private sandy beach and boat ramp and is a short walk from the Conimicut Point Recreation Area. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 Apr. 2022 This four-bedroom home sits on a southern Oregon peninsula one block from a large waterside park. The Week Staff, The Week, 10 Apr. 2022 Plus, waterside hydrogen fueling stations are largely nonexistent. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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25 Jul 2022

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“Waterside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterside. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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