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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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  • The chapel and old library which form the west side of this court, and also the frontage to the street, had been built in 1475.

    Cambridge and its Story Charles William Stubbs
  • A hole was dug in the ground, with a frontage toward the wind.

  • If rain came they were to drop it, and make their way into the frontage by another road.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • 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
  • Mr. Morris thinks 10,000 impossible, though he is here calculating on yards of frontage on a site where the battle was not fought.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • Thirty-two were seen on its frontage, the work of a Swiss clockmaker.

    Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
  • No time was given for the issue of orders, no frontage or direction was given, no signal communication was arranged.

  • The frontage of the whole was about 165 feet, by a width of 18 feet.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • And below, the building was broad and massive, with a frontage of pillars over great arched windows.

  • And one by one these all found their way into the frontage of the Free Kirk.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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