- 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
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Examples from the Web for frontage
A hole was dug in the ground, with a frontage toward the wind.The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour
George A. Warren
In the average case this amount of frontage covered is about 1/20 of the range.Manual of Military Training
James A. Moss
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
- 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 facesa frontage on the river
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Word Origin and History for frontage
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