from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Land abutting a body of water.
- n. The part of a town or city that abuts water, especially a district of wharves where ships dock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The land alongside a body of water.
- n. The dockland district of a town.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Frontage upon water, as upon a river or bay; land abutting upon any considerable body of water: commonly applied to a part of a town or city that so abuts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water
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Density on the waterfront is a good thing, at least we know (similar to the lands around the Dome) that the area is being used, by people, 12 months out of the year.
The soil under the viaduct and the waterfront is actually 60 feet of soft fill held up by the seawall.
Looking down at the waterfront is the Harbour Commission Building.
The surveillance balloon based on Port Huron's waterfront is equipped with a $1-million camera and is being tested on the international border.
Anyone who thinks that not having the tunnel will make a better waterfront is grossly mistaken.
South waterfront is still half vancant after several years, so they don't even help sell condos very well.
When two Pakistani men in Barcelona, clandestine lovers, arrange to meet near the docks one afternoon, you almost think they're about to run away together, until you realise that this stolen hour on the waterfront is escape enough.
The waterfront is an exceptional natural setting in the city, in cities these areas are often protected by law and developed in a way that makes them available to public as much as possible, summer and winter.
The central waterfront is developed, almost fully.
This part of San Francisco, along the south waterfront is built almost entirely on fill and represents the residual economic effects of the late 1990s ‘dot-com boom’, much like the mid 1880s gold rush led to the rapid development of what is now the Financial District in San Francisco.