wa·​ter·​side | \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌsīd, 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

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 In the most recent, a 225-metre-long tanker rammed into a famous waterside mansion, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage. The Economist, "Turkey’s president hopes to turn huge building projects into votes," 26 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 The central, waterside location has played host to shows from Daft Punk to Paul McCartney. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Ultra Announces Road to Ultra Australian Expansion With Lineup in Melbourne 2018," 2 Nov. 2017 Ariel’s Grotto restaurant, known for its waterside character dining, will become a new lounge and grill (along with the adjoining Cove Bar). Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Disney reveals Pixar Pier details, including Incredibles and Inside Out attractions," 2 Nov. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'waterside.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of waterside


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1564, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about waterside

Statistics for waterside

Last Updated

24 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for waterside

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for waterside



English Language Learners Definition of waterside

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

More from Merriam-Webster on waterside

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with waterside

Comments on waterside

What made you want to look up waterside? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!