frontage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n frontage the face or front of a building
    • n frontage the extent of land abutting on a street or water
    • n frontage the direction in which something (such as a building) faces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frontage The front part of an edifice or lot; extent of front.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frontage Extent of front; the fronting part, as of a building, an inclosure, or a tract of land.
    • n frontage That which constitutes a front; a front piece, as in a former style of female head-dress. See the extract.
    • n frontage Land that lies along a river or creek.
    • n frontage See + shield.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Frontage the front part of a building
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. frons, frontis, the forehead.

Usage

In literature:

But there's five hundred feet of frontage to be bored yet.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
The officers' quarters are usually arranged in wings extending the frontage of the mess building, and in a storey over the mess itself.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The frontage shows eight columns.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Dearly the Germans were made to pay for every foot of frontage.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Its frontage pushes forward a loggia of quite elegant form, with balustrades in the Renaissance style.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
We'll live in a big house in the Western Addition with a bay frontage.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
The lot has a frontage of seventy-five feet, and a depth of sixty-seven feet.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
The total frontage is some two hundred and seventy-five feet.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
They have an abnormally narrow frontage.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
They are frontagers to the river San Juan.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Dumped on shore, the material would reclaim considerable frontage, and eliminate the re-deposit of this material in the channel.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
The total frontage of the new buildings to this street is 150 feet, and the depth upwards of 100 feet.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
We saw a large building, with a frontage something like Newgate.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
It may double its frontage at approximately regular periods.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The first one kept at that time by London, had a frontage of at least fifty feet.
"Rambling Recollections of Chelsea by an old inhabitant" by J. B. Ellenor
Three sides of the main quadrangle, Tree Court, including the frontage towards Trinity Street, are modern (1870).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The expanse dwarfs the statues, dwarfs everything except the frontage of the far-away Chowringhi Road.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The door was upon that main road which leads from the town up to the "Star and Garter," but the frontage faced the Gardens.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
It covers three acres and a half, and has a frontage of seven hundred and fifty feet.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
Through the dormer window she could see the white frontage of the house opposite.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
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In poetry:

There dwells nor mystery nor veil
Round the clear peaks no foot hath trod;
I, gazing on their frontage pale,
See but the waning ghost of God.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Frontage will be provided by the construction of a 2,500-foot looped roadway which will access Brook Street across from Farms Village Road.
1.1 This test method provides for surogate vehicle testing for bariers used to secure entrances or exposed frontage from intentional or accidental vehicle incursions and impacts.
Chick- fil -A in Meridian has been busy all day, with traffic at the drive-thru window backed onto South Frontage Road at peak times.
18 Tillable Acres, low taxes, 450 feet road frontage, call 765458-7393.
View full size Stuart Tomlinson/The Oregonian Coast Truck Centers has filed a lawsuit to have a judge remove a billboard along its Frontage Road location in Troutdale.
Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation are building a continuous right-turn lane on the eastbound frontage road of US Highway 84, giving traffic easier access to Hewitt Drive.
The interchange creates frontage roads alongside Highway 395/ I-580 from Neil Road to the P.F.
The council has agreed to "grandfather in" that sign, which sits at the front of Lagoons property along frontage road.
Tom and Barbara McLeod's 30-acre, four-home family retreat, which includes a fully-functioning malt shop, frontage of Big Chippewa Lake and an array of other amenities, began with one simple goal: Buy a lake home.
A truck-tractor was traveling north on the loop 's frontage road toward the 1061 intersection when it failed to yield right of way.
A mountain lion was spotted Wednesday on Stancrest Frontage Road, near the 2 Freeway in Glendale, according to police.
The frontage road is still closed, however, until further notice.
1601 F North Frontage Road, 601-636-4545 Vicksburg.
Starting Saturday, traffic will be redirected to the frontage roads and Main Avenue will close.
Dutton to Brady Frontage Road (C081005N), MP 0.0 to 8.2.
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