AskDefine | Define frontage

Dictionary Definition



1 the extent of the front of shop or plot of land (as along a street or river etc)
2 the direction in which something (such as a building) faces
3 the face or front of a building [syn: facade, frontal]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The front part of a property that faces the street
  2. The land between a property and the street
  3. The length of a property along a street

Extensive Definition

Frontage is the full length of a plot of land or a building measured alongside the road on to which the plot or building fronts. This is considered especially important for certain types of commercial and retail real estate, in applying zoning bylaws and property tax. In the case of contiguous buildings individual frontages are usually measured to the middle of any party wall.
In the United States, a frontage road is one which runs parallel to a major road or highway, and is intended primarily for local access to and egress from those properties which line it.
In military parlance, a unit's frontage is the width of land which it is responsible for attacking across or defending. See front line and FEBA.
River frontage and ocean frontage is the length of a plot of land that faces directly onto a river or ocean respectively. The amount of such frontage may affect the value of the plot.

See also

frontage in Polish: Pierzeja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anteriority, aspect, attitude, azimuth, bearing, bearings, bold front, brave face, brave front, celestial navigation, dead reckoning, display, exposure, facade, face, facet, facia, fix, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, head, heading, lap, lay, lie, line of position, obverse, orientation, pilotage, position, position line, preface, prefix, priority, proscenium, radio bearing, set, window dressing
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