/stawr"frunt', stohr"-/, n.
1. the side of a store facing a street, usually containing display windows.
2. a store or other establishment that has frontage on a street or thoroughfare: After the fire the family took shelter temporarily in an abandoned storefront.
3. of or pertaining to the frontage of a store, esp. the display windows: a storefront sign.
4. located or operating in a storelike area, room, or set of rooms fronting on a street: a storefront community center.
[1935-40; STORE + FRONT]

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