from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The front part of a piece of property.
  • n. The land between a building and the street.
  • n. Land adjacent to something, such as a building, street, or body of water.
  • n. The direction in which something faces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The front part of a property that faces the street
  • n. The land between a property and the street
  • n. The length of a property along a street

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The front part of an edifice or lot; extent of front.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Extent of front; the fronting part, as of a building, an inclosure, or a tract of land.
  • n. That which constitutes a front; a front piece, as in a former style of female head-dress. See the extract.
  • n. Land that lies along a river or creek.
  • n. See + shield.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the direction in which something (such as a building) faces
  • n. the face or front of a building
  • n. the extent of land abutting on a street or water


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