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 (wô′tər-frŭnt′, wŏt′ər-)
1. Land abutting a body of water.
2. The part of a town or city that abuts water, especially a district of wharves where ships dock.


(Human Geography) the area of a town or city alongside a body of water, such as a harbour or dockyard


(ˈwɔ tərˌfrʌnt, ˈwɒt ər-)

a part of a city on the edge of a body of water, esp. an ocean; wharf or dock section.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterfront - the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of waterwaterfront - the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water
city district - a district of a town or city
seafront - the waterfront of a seaside town
dockyard - an establishment on the waterfront where vessels are built or fitted out or repaired
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kıyısahilsu kenarıyalı boyu


[ˈwɔːtəfrʌnt] N (= harbour area) → puerto m, muelle m
a waterfront restaurant un restaurante situado a orillas de un río/lago etc


[ˈwɔːtərfrʌnt] n
(= seafront) → front m de mer
along the waterfront → le long du front de mer
(at docks)quais mpl
on the waterfront → sur les quaiswater heater nchauffe-eau m invwater hole npoint m d'eauwater ice n (British)sorbet mwatering can [ˈwɔːtərɪŋ] narrosoir mwatering hole [ˈwɔːtərɪŋ] n (= bar) → abreuvoir m (fig)water inlet narrivée f d'eauwater jump nrivière fwater level n (in tank, kettle)niveau m de l'eau; [flood] → niveau des eauxwater lily nnénuphar m


[ˈwɔːtəˌfrʌnt] n (seafront) → lungomare m; (at docks) → banchina, fronte m del porto


(ˈwoːtə) noun
a colourless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen. She drank two glasses of water; `Are you going swimming in the sea?' `No, the water's too cold'; Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water; (also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe; transport by land and water.
1. to supply with water. He watered the plants.
2. (of the mouth) to produce saliva. His mouth watered at the sight of all the food.
3. (of the eyes) to fill with tears. The dense smoke made his eyes water.
ˈwaters noun plural
a body of water such as the sea, a river etc. the stormy waters of the bay.
ˈwatery adjective
1. like water; diluted. a watery fluid.
2. (of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc.
3. (of a colour) pale. eyes of a watery blue.
ˈwateriness noun

water boatman

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.
ˈwaterborne adjective
carried or transmitted by water. Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
ˈwater-closet noun
(abbreviation WC (dabljuˈsiː) ) a lavatory.
ˈwater-colour noun
a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil.
ˈwatercress noun
a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.
ˈwaterfall noun
a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.
ˈwaterfowl noun or noun plural
a bird or birds which live on or beside water.
ˈwaterfront noun
that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake. He lives on the waterfront.
ˈwaterhole noun
a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country. The elephant drank from the waterhole.
ˈwatering-can noun
a container used when watering plants.
water level
the level of the surface of a mass of water. The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
ˈwaterlilyplural ˈwaterlilies noun
a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.
ˈwaterlogged adjective
(of ground) soaked in water.
water main
a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
to make (material) waterproof.
ˈwatershed noun
an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.
ˈwater-skiing noun
the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.
ˈwater-ski verb
ˈwatertight adjective
made in such a way that water cannot pass through.
water vapour
water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.
ˈwaterway noun
a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.
ˈwaterwheel noun
a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.
ˈwaterworks noun singular or plural
a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.
hold water
to be convincing. His explanation won't hold water.
in(to) deep water
in(to) trouble or danger. I got into deep water during that argument.
water down
to dilute. This milk has been watered down.
References in classic literature ?
Gardener's hotel owned idle property along the waterfront in Seattle, and he had offered to set Tiny up in business in one of his empty buildings.
Coasting seamen and bay sailors they mostly were, although there were many 'longshoremen and waterfront workmen among them.
And Tarwater would lift his voice in the cackling chant, as he lifted it at the end, when the boat swung in through driving cake- ice and moored to the Dawson City bank, and all waterfront Dawson pricked its ears to hear the triumphant paean:
They were out on the waterfront, and from the east a freezing gale was blowing off the ice-bound lake.
He had heard - it was astonishing how all the world knew all the world's business along the waterfront - he had heard that a "Philadelphia actress-woman" was going to take part in the exercises; and he mistrusted that she would deliver "Skipper Ireson's Ride.
It is being revealed today that the inaugural UK Waterfront Cities Symposium is to take place on the first day of the Liverpool International Waterfront Forum (LIWF) on June 3 and 4.
Waterfront is always going to be desirable, and when you've gone through the market downturn like we have, waterfront is the last to fall, and the first to bounce back.
Brad Officer, a local Jacksonville RE/MAX real estate agent, was very aware of the problem of limited search ability for his waterfront customers.
The key objective for the development of Bateen waterfront guidelines is to provide all property owners and developers along the waterfront with a framework to contribute to the achievement of Plan Capital 2030 goals with regards to providing public access to the water's edge.
Planners have insisted that a long-awaited road link between the Waterfront and Barry Island is completed before any further expansion is allowed.
Waterfront City will have a residential population of about 92,000 and a working population of 310,000 people.
The three-day WaterfrontExpo is a major coup for Liverpool and TMP's Mersey Waterfront programme - which aims to use the Mersey as a driver of the area's economy.