[ stawr-fruhnt, stohr- ]
/ ˈstɔrˌfrʌnt, ˈstoʊr- /


the side of a store facing a street, usually containing display windows.
a store or other establishment that has frontage on a street or thoroughfare: After the fire the family took shelter temporarily in an abandoned storefront.


of or relating to the frontage of a store, especially the display windows: a storefront sign.
located or operating in a storelike area, room, or set of rooms fronting on a street: a storefront community center.

Nearby words

  1. store bælt,
  2. store card,
  3. store of value,
  4. store-bought,
  5. storecard,
  6. storehouse,
  7. storekeeper,
  8. storeroom,
  9. stores,
  10. stores ledger

Origin of storefront

First recorded in 1935–40; store + front Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for storefront


1880 (n.); 1938 (adj.), from store (n.) + front.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper