promenade


1prom·e·nade

verb \ˌprä-mə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd\

: to walk in a public place for pleasure

prom·e·nad·edprom·e·nad·ing

Full Definition of PROMENADE

intransitive verb
1
:  to take or go on a promenade
2
:  to perform a promenade in a dance
transitive verb
:  to walk about in or on
prom·e·nad·er noun

Examples of PROMENADE

  1. They promenaded along the beach.

Origin of PROMENADE

2promenade
First Known Use: 1588

2promenade

noun

: a public place for walking especially along a beach

: a walk taken in a public place for pleasure

Full Definition of PROMENADE

1
:  a place for strolling
2
:  a leisurely walk or ride especially in a public place for pleasure or display
3
a :  a ceremonious opening of a formal ball consisting of a grand march of all the guests
b :  a figure in a square dance in which couples move counterclockwise in a circle

Examples of PROMENADE

  1. They went for a promenade around town.
  2. <a beautifully landscaped park with a wide promenade along the riverside>

Origin of PROMENADE

French, from promener to take for a walk, from Middle French, alteration of Old French pourmener, from pour- completely (from Latin pro-) + mener to lead — more at pro-, amenable
First Known Use: 1648

Related to PROMENADE

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw

promenade

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Public place where people walk (or, in the past, rode) at leisure for pleasure, exercise, or display. Promenades are pedestrian avenues pleasingly landscaped or commanding a view, often located along waterfronts and in parks. Vehicular traffic may or may not be restricted.

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