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


(Civil Engineering) a built-up area facing the sea
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Noun1.seafront - the waterfront of a seaside townseafront - the waterfront of a seaside town  
waterfront - the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water
harbor, harbour, seaport, haven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
مَكان مُواجِه للبَحْر
přímořská fronta
promenáda pri mori
gezinti yeripiyasa yolu


sea front [ˈsiːfrʌnt]
nfront m de mer
to walk along the seafront → se promener sur le front de mer
on the seafront → sur le front de mer
restaurants on the seafront
BUT les restaurants du front de mer.
modif [hotel, restaurant, promenade] → du front de mer; [flat] → sur le front de mer


(siː) noun
1. (often with the) the mass of salt water covering most of the Earth's surface. I enjoy swimming in the sea; over land and sea; The sea is very deep here; (also adjective) A whale is a type of large sea animal.
2. a particular area of sea. the Baltic Sea; These fish are found in tropical seas.
3. a particular state of the sea. mountainous seas.
ˈseaward(s) adverb
towards the sea; away from the land. The yacht left the harbour and sailed seawards.
ˈseaboard noun
the seacoast. the eastern seaboard of the United States.
sea breeze
a breeze blowing from the sea towards the land.
ˈseafaring adjective
of work or travel on ships. a seafaring man.
ˈseafood noun
fish, especially shellfish.
seafood restaurants.
ˈseafront noun
a promenade or part of a town with its buildings facing the sea.
ˈsea-going adjective
designed and equipped for travelling on the sea. a sea-going yacht.
ˈseagull noun
a gull.
sea level
the level of the surface of the sea used as a base from which the height of land can be measured. three hundred metres above sea level.
ˈsea-lion noun
a type of large seal.
ˈseamanplural ˈseamen noun
a sailor, especially a member of a ship's crew who is not an officer.
ˈseaport noun
a port on the coast.
ˈseashell noun
the (empty) shell of a sea creature.
ˈseashore noun
the land close to the sea.
ˈseasick adjective
ill because of the motion of a ship at sea. Were you seasick on the voyage?
ˈseasickness noun
ˈseaside noun
(usually with the) a place beside the sea. We like to go to the seaside in the summer.
ˈseaweed noun
plants growing in the sea. The beach was covered with seaweed.
ˈseaworthy adjective
(negative unseaworthy) (of a ship) suitably built and in good enough condition to sail at sea.
ˈseaworthiness noun
at sea
1. on a ship and away from land. He has been at sea for four months.
2. puzzled or bewildered. Can I help you? You seem all at sea.
go to sea
to become a sailor. He wants to go to sea.
put to sea
to leave the land or a port. They planned to put to sea the next day.
References in periodicals archive ?
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 13, 2019-: Advice following the seafront incident (11th August 2019)
The proposed east seafront project stretching from the old Penang Yacht Club (PYC) up to Tanjung City Marina is set to kick off in six months.
A blueprint for the future of Sunderland's seafront has been scrapped by council bosses in favour of new leisure facilities and fewer homes.
Announcement of competition: mapping and investigation - seafront 2 in molde
Asking pricesfor apartments on the seafront fetch e1/44,000 /sqm to e1/410,000 /sqm in central areas from e1/42,000 /sqm to e1/44,000 /sqm, central seafront plots range from e1/4800, houses on the seafront are around e1/44,000/sqm (including central areas) and for commercial property its around e1/44,000 /sqm.
SEAFRONT shelters targeted three times by arsonists are now being monitored by CCTV cameras.
The sand-coloured structure, which is laid in terraces, has been being built to protect the seafront, its buildings and streets, from storm surges for years to come.
At the official opening of Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, the company announced that Wales is a key development area for the business and that it is actively looking for a further seven hotel sites which includes four holiday hotspots.
Following the geological survey department's appraisal of the ground on Larnaca's seafront as being unable to support high-rise developments such as the planned 22-storey Kition building at Phinikoudes, an independent expert body will be tasked with determining final approval.
MARIVELES, Bataan -- The privately-owned Seafront Shipyard and Port Terminal Services based in Barangay Lucanin, here, is now producing local but quality ships that can compete with vessels made by other shipbuilding companies abroad.
COUNCILLORS have backed a motion agreeing to listen to residents' views over the future of leisure and housing on Sunderland's seafront.