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[fruhn-tij] /ˈfrʌn tɪdʒ/
the front of a building or lot.
the lineal extent of this front:
a frontage of 200 feet.
the direction it faces:
The house has an ocean frontage.
land abutting on a river, street, etc.:
He was willing to pay the higher cost of a lake frontage.
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
1615-25; front + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It has turned a squalid little space disfiguring the frontage of the city art gallery into a work of art.
  • In the additions to existing towns the dimensions of the lot were prescribed, and all houses were taxed on the basis of frontage.
  • The mirror-mosaic frontage and mismatched alfresco furniture hides an interior that is immaculately styled.
  • Or, enjoy your own fishing spot along their private river frontage.
  • All but one of the holes has a bay view and several holes have bay frontage.
  • High-end resort hotels are one-stop destinations that feature beach frontage and water activities such as boating and parasailing.
  • Site development often requires frontage improvements, including new sidewalk construction.
  • Consequently, public plazas are required to be completely visible when viewed from any adjacent street frontage.
  • frontage roads shall be maintained by the department of transportation.
British Dictionary definitions for frontage


the façade of a building or the front of a plot of ground
the extent of the front of a shop, plot of land, etc, esp along a street, river, etc
the direction in which a building faces: a frontage on the river
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Word Origin and History for frontage

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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