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Definitions for waterfront
ˈwɔ tərˌfrʌnt, ˈwɒt ər-wa·ter·front

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waterfrontnoun

    the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water


  1. waterfrontnoun

    The land alongside a body of water

  2. waterfrontnoun

    The dockland district of a town


  1. Waterfront

    Waterfront is a 1983 single from Simple Minds, the first release from the album Sparkle in the Rain. Featuring a new, rockier sound, "Waterfront" scaled the charts in various countries around the world, including hitting #1 for two weeks in New Zealand during February 1984. It also reached #13 on the UK Singles Charts. Today, it is a live favorite and is regarded as a Simple Minds signature song. It features a bass line consisting of a single note (D) throughout. The version as released on 7" vinyl single differs from versions available on CD. The original single didn't feature the repetitive bass-line that leads into the main body of the song, but had a "one, two....one, two, three, four.." drumstick count-in by drummer Mel Gaynor. An instrumental version of the track was used as the theme music for the 1989 Glasgow-set BBC One drama serial The Justice Game. It has been used for many years as the song Sheffield Wednesday football club come out to before home matches. The version originally played was a live version, but has since been changed to the studio recording.


  1. waterfront

    A waterfront is a part of a city or town that is adjacent to or borders a body of water such as a river, sea, ocean, or lake. It often features facilities such as ports, wharfs, and docks and can also be a popular location for recreational activities and attractions like restaurants, parks, and museums.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waterfront in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waterfront in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of waterfront in a Sentence

  1. Frank McCourt:

    Teacher my arse. I'd be better off on the docks and the warehouses, lifting, hauling, cursing, eating hero sandwiches, drinking beer, chasing waterfront floozies. At least I'd be with my own kind, my own class of people, not getting above meself, acushla.

  2. Myrna Brown:

    He loved to go down just to the waterfront and walk around, he loved to go to Saturday Market. These are things that cannot happen anymore.

  3. Philip Dawson:

    We don't pretend to have all the answers and the proposals in the [ plan ] are not final, but we think that Toronto and Canada are well positioned to work with Waterfront [ Toronto ] and Sidewalk Labs on determining the optimal outcome for this district.

  4. Gretchen Half Whitmer:

    If you dont live in these regions...think long and hard before you take a trip into them, a small spike could put the hospital system in dire straits pretty quickly. Thats precisely why were asking everyone to continue doing their part. Dont descend on [waterfront] Traverse City from all regions of the state.

  5. Elizabeth Prelogar:

    Congress wanted to cover the waterfront and ensure in advance that the secretary had the tools depending on whatever situation he confronted to make sure that student-loan borrowers were n’t going to be left worse off.

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