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[fruhn-tij] /ˈfrʌn tɪdʒ/
the front of a building or lot.
the lineal extent of this front:
a frontage of 200 feet.
the direction it faces:
The house has an ocean frontage.
land abutting on a river, street, etc.:
He was willing to pay the higher cost of a lake frontage.
the land between a building and the street, a body of water, etc.:
He complained that the new sidewalk would decrease his frontage.
Origin of frontage
First recorded in 1615-25; front + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for frontage
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  • A hole was dug in the ground, with a frontage toward the wind.

  • In the average case this amount of frontage covered is about 1/20 of the range.

  • The lot has a frontage of seventy-five feet, and a depth of sixty-seven feet.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • Dearly the Germans were made to pay for every foot of frontage.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • The palace measures on the ground-floor 265 feet in frontage and 120 feet in depth.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • It has a frontage of 50 feet, is 31 deep, and has three doorways.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • Thirty-two were seen on its frontage, the work of a Swiss clockmaker.

    Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
  • The building is a parallelogram in form, with a frontage of 335 feet.

    Travels in South Kensington Moncure Daniel Conway
  • It is evident that formerly there was some crest affixed to the frontage.

    Autumn Impressions of the Gironde Isabel Giberne Sieveking
  • The frontage of the whole was about 165 feet, by a width of 18 feet.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for frontage


the façade of a building or the front of a plot of ground
the extent of the front of a shop, plot of land, etc, esp along a street, river, etc
the direction in which a building faces: a frontage on the river
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Word Origin and History for frontage

1620s, from front (n.) + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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