esplanade


es·pla·nade

noun \ˈes-plə-ˌnäd, ˌes-plə-ˈ also -ˈnād or -ˌnād\

: a level, open area; especially : an area for walking or driving along a shore

Full Definition of ESPLANADE

:  a level open stretch of paved or grassy ground; especially :  one designed for walking or driving along a shore

Examples of ESPLANADE

  1. a tree-lined esplanade by the river

Origin of ESPLANADE

Middle French, from Italian spianata, from spianare to level, from Latin explanare — more at explain
First Known Use: 1591

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