Definition of waterfront in English:

waterfront

noun

  • A part of a town that borders the sea or a lake or river.

    ‘Liverpool's waterfront’
    ‘a hotel on the waterfront’
    as modifier ‘a waterfront restaurant’
    • ‘Hop on at Queen's pier and sail out for a few beers or supper at one of the waterfront restaurants.’
    • ‘Taking my drink and bag of food, I go to eat my meal at the waterfront and drink in the taste of my home town.’
    • ‘On the way to work this morning I noticed the statue of Sir Thomas More sitting in his nice waterfront gardens in Chelsea.’
    • ‘For some years now, Dublin's quays and waterfronts have been in the process of vigorous urban redevelopment.’
    • ‘Much of this passed through the waterfront markets and industrial tenements of Dublin into the Irish interior.’
    • ‘Arisaig proper greets you after a few more turns in the road, with a small waterfront looking out across a muddy harbour.’
    • ‘His vision includes the development and revitalisation of the neglected waterfront of the River Foyle.’
    • ‘The walk took her from the quay, through the town centre and back to the waterfront.’
    • ‘What's more, the altered flow of water has induced booms to sprout up all along a world of new lake waterfronts and tributaries provided by the enormous expanding upstream pool of liquid.’
    • ‘We are a harbour city, yet we are cut off from the waterfront by a six-lane road.’
    • ‘Look at similar cities with a waterfront, a similar business profile and comparable population.’
    • ‘The light was so gentle over the river, and the thronging crowds at the waterfront were so colourful.’
    • ‘Even as waterfront property is today prized above all other, until the 1960s urban waterfronts were primarily industrial, brutal, and cheap.’
    • ‘Those picturesque Eastern European capitals with their glistening waterfronts and their pretty mediaeval old towns and their flat taxes are the new centre.’
    • ‘They are unique and striking designs that - even if never built - should inspire cities on how to reuse their industrial waterfronts.’
    • ‘Enjoy a long late lunch here on the deck of the Horizons waterfront restaurant.’
    • ‘For a truly colonial feel visit the Old Courthouse Restaurant on the waterfront.’
    • ‘The Town of Digby wants to develop a waterfront property as a Fishermen's Memorial.’
    • ‘The office and the accommodation are a few hundred metres back from the harbour along the waterfront road.’
    • ‘The edge of the ship channel is one of the most attractive sites for housing on the whole waterfront.’
    port, dock, haven, marina, dockyard, boatyard, mooring, anchorage, roads
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Pronunciation

waterfront

/ˈwɔːtəfrʌnt/