noun bou·le·vard \ˈb-lə-ˌvärd, ˈbü- also ˈbə-\

: a wide and usually important street that often has trees, grass, or flowers planted down its center or along its sides

Full Definition of BOULEVARD

:  a broad often landscaped thoroughfare

Examples of BOULEVARD

  1. <the city is celebrated for its broad, tree-lined boulevards>


French, modification of Middle Dutch bolwerc bulwark
First Known Use: 1768

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone


Next Word in the Dictionary: boulevardierPrevious Word in the Dictionary: bouleuterionAll Words Near: boulevard
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears