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waterfront

[ waw-ter-fruhnt, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌfrʌnt, ˈwɒt ər- /
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noun

land on the edge of a body of water.
a part of a city or town on such land; wharf or dock section.
a container placed before a stove to heat water.

RELATED WORDS

beach, coast, seashore, border, bank, sand, seaboard, riverbank, shore, strand, shingle, seaside, oceanfront, littoral, seafront, ledge, embankment, levee, edge, reef

Nearby words

waterflood, waterford, waterford glass, waterfowl, waterfowler, waterfront, watergate, waterglass painting, waterhead, waterhouse, waterhouse-friderichsen syndrome

Origin of waterfront

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; water + front
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British Dictionary definitions for waterfront

waterfront

/ (ˈwɔːtəˌfrʌnt) /

noun

the area of a town or city alongside a body of water, such as a harbour or dockyard
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Word Origin and History for waterfront

waterfront


n.

1856, from water (n.1) + front (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with waterfront

waterfront


see cover the field (waterfront).

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