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  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.

Origin of frontage

First recorded in 1615–25; front + -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for frontage

front, frontal, frontispiece, face

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British Dictionary definitions for frontage


  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

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

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