AskDefine | Define oceanfront

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oceanfront n : land bordering an ocean

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English

Adjective

  1. Referring to property (real estate) that is adjacent to the ocean.

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Noun

  1. A property that is on the ocean.
  2. The side of a property that faces the ocean.

Extensive Definition

A shore or shoreline is the fringe of land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake.
Shores are influenced by the topography of the surrounding landscape, as well as by water induced erosion, such as waves. The geological composition of rock and soil dictates the type of shore which is created. Although a beach is a synonym for a shore, the term typically refers to shores which are sandy or pebbly, which can be produced by erosion of sedimentary soils.
A strict definition is the strip of land along a water body that is alternately exposed and covered by waves and tides. Shores may also include a strip of land by a body of water, such as a lake.

See also

oceanfront in German: Ufer
oceanfront in Spanish: Orilla
oceanfront in Esperanto: Bordo
oceanfront in French: Rivage
oceanfront in Dutch: Oever
oceanfront in Polish: Linia brzegowa
oceanfront in Portuguese: Costa (geografia)
oceanfront in Romanian: Mal
oceanfront in Russian: Берег
oceanfront in Simple English: Shore
oceanfront in Yiddish: ברעג ים
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