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

  • n. A strip of land at the very edge of the sea, especially land desirable for a resort.

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  • n. The seashore, the coast.
  • n. The waterfront of a seaside town

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

  • n. the waterfront of a seaside town


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  • Also worth a look near the seafront is the Masonic Hotel with its prominent parapet ornaments, green and orange combinations redolent of the fenders of cars of the period.

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  • On the seafront is the official Beatles Story museum; another section, a new building, is just five minutes from there in the Pier Head. Top Stories

  • Samuel continues, "The seafront was a hive of activity but this time not from construction workers but holidaymakers spreading out their towels, swimming in the water, which is incidentally a lot warmer than that of the Spanish Costas, and even kite-surfing or riding the waves on a pedalo.

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  • Brighton seafront in the 60s: a place where new and old societies clashed, and the perfect setting for a cinematic reworking of Graham Greene's classic novel Brighton Rock.

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  • These days, with its cosmopolitan air, boho shopping district, boutique hotels and thriving seafront, it is once again becoming a more upmarket resort for those in search of a weekend of decadence.

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  • Pinkie Sam Riley leads a large group of mods along Brighton seafront in the new film Brighton Rock.

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  • Housed in the archaeological museum on the seafront, it was excavated in 1969 by, you guessed it, a Brit: the formidable-sounding Honor Frost, who died last year, aged 92.

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  • The elder Hariri and 22 others were killed in a massive truck bombing on the Beirut seafront in 2005.

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  • The Corniche, the sweeping six-lane boulevard the rims along this city's long seafront, was impassable within minutes of the announcement, that came around 6 p.m. local time, as people in the thousands poured into the streets — waving signs, hanging out car windows and dancing on the sea wall as they set off firecrackers and screamed.

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  • David Degner for The Wall Street Journal The Corniche -- the sweeping six-lane boulevard along Alexandria's long seafront -- was impassable within minutes of the announcement of Mr. Mubarak's resignation, as thousands of people poured into the streets.

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