Definition of shopfront in English:



  • The facade of a shop.

    ‘he stared at the dilapidated shopfronts’
    • ‘Jack Dylan's Jewellers on Shop Street was named as having the best shopfront in the western region and proprietors Sean and Bernie were delighted with the award.’
    • ‘Traditional shopfronts are being replaced by less attractive modern shopfronts.’
    • ‘Midway between the hotel and the theatre I passed a series of shopfronts which, at first glance, appeared to have been converted into squats.’
    • ‘Proposals include brightening up shopfronts and making new pedestrian areas leading onto Drake Street.’
    • ‘In between Wanee's dingy store and those new monoliths sits a line of shuttered shopfronts with ‘for sale’ signs.’
    • ‘Sand covers Swan Street and the wooden shopfronts are overhung by balconies.’
    • ‘Castle Point Council gave permission to change the use of the premises, near the junction with Hatley Gardens, and for alterations to the shopfront.’
    • ‘A building preservation trust which is restoring a derelict property in the centre of Rochford has been told it must keep a former shopfront, even though it will be a home in future.’
    • ‘The gunmen sprayed the shopfront, shattering glass and pock-marking the walls as holidaymakers screamed and ducked.’
    • ‘We need incentives to improve shopfronts and to encourage more distinctive independent shops back into the centre.’
    • ‘The council's crackdown has also extended to other areas in which people breach planning controls - from overgrown, unsightly gardens to garish shopfronts.’
    • ‘The contrast with Ireland is stark, where most listed buildings in our provincial towns are distinguished by plastic windows and inappropriate new shopfronts.’
    • ‘Sydney's sole flirtation with the horror of British post-war tower block public housing looms large on the Redfern horizon and tellingly, most shopfronts in the commercial hub still have Beirut Blinds.’
    • ‘There are also shots from inside factories set up behind shopfronts across the western suburbs, graphically illustrating health and fire hazards.’
    • ‘‘Both these shops have given the area a lift and made it worth visiting by retaining and just maintaining original shopfronts,’ the society said.’
    • ‘People don't consider that their old farm buildings or the shopfronts in their towns are heritage, but do think that the ruined castle or abbey is.’
    • ‘The preservation of traditional shopfronts has not hindered commercial progress and is a credit to many of our local Chambers of Commerce.’
    • ‘Modestly clad women appear as newsreaders on TV, while sexually suggestive Hindi film posters adorn shopfronts about town.’
    • ‘Funding will also be available for the reinstatement of traditional shopfronts or other architectural features.’
    • ‘Passengers were boarding a double-decker in Crawley, West Sussex, when another bus hit it from behind before crashing into a shopfront.’