al·​a·​me·​da ˌa-lə-ˈmē-də How to pronounce alameda (audio) -ˈmā- How to pronounce alameda (audio)
: a public promenade bordered with trees

Examples of alameda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or are Allende’s grandes alamedas still beckoning all these years later? Ariel Dorfman, The New York Review of Books, 31 Aug. 2023 But what has resonated most, the words that adorn hundreds of monuments erected in plazas, streets, and playgrounds across the world, is his prophecy that someday the grandes alamedas, the great avenues lined with trees, would open for the free people of tomorrow to walk through. Ariel Dorfman, The New York Review of Books, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History


Spanish, from álamo poplar

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alameda was in 1717


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“Alameda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Al·​a·​me·​da ˌa-lə-ˈmē-də How to pronounce Alameda (audio)
city and port on an island in San Francisco Bay that is separated from Oakland by an estuary in western California population 73,812

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