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frontage

[fruhn-tij]
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noun
  1. the front of a building or lot.
  2. the lineal extent of this front: a frontage of 200 feet.
  3. the direction it faces: The house has an ocean frontage.
  4. land abutting on a river, street, etc.: He was willing to pay the higher cost of a lake frontage.
  5. the land between a building and the street, a body of water, etc.: He complained that the new sidewalk would decrease his frontage.
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Origin of frontage

First recorded in 1615–25; front + -age
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Examples from the Web for frontage

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for frontage

frontage

noun
  1. the façade of a building or the front of a plot of ground
  2. the extent of the front of a shop, plot of land, etc, esp along a street, river, etc
  3. the direction in which a building facesa frontage on the river
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Word Origin and History for frontage

n.

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

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