bou·​le·​vard | \ ˈbu̇-lə-ˌvärd How to pronounce boulevard (audio) , ˈbü- also ˈbə-\

Definition of boulevard

: a broad often landscaped thoroughfare

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Examples of boulevard in a Sentence

the city is celebrated for its broad, tree-lined boulevards

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After several restaurants have tried and failed at the corner of East and South boulevards, the Bottle Cap Group is going back to basics this summer. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "What's the plan for the old Wu's spot? | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018 Thousands of opposition supporters from around the country showed up at Tirana’s main Martyrs of the Nation boulevard holding anti-government posters and slogans, throwing flares, firecrackers and other projectiles at police. Llazar Semini, The Seattle Times, "Albanian opposition clashes with police in anti-govt protest," 13 Apr. 2019 On Wednesday, armored vehicles and antiriot police blocked off the boulevard outside the electoral commission’s headquarters in downtown Kinshasa. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Surprise Winner Declared in Congo Presidential Election," 9 Jan. 2019 Akron City Council Planning Committee is considering changes to the boulevard's zoning to add special development conditions for new construction and building renovation. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Kenmore Boulevard revitalization underway through zoning updates, infrastructure improvements," 30 Apr. 2018 Barbed wire was strung across some roads leading to the Lahore airport and barricades were positioned at the roadside ready to close off main boulevards should crowds start to gather. Zaheer Babar,, "132 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif’s return," 13 July 2018 Since the boulevard’s completion in 2004, the area attracted more than a $1 billion of private investment in development projects, the city says. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Here’s a Possible Fix for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Tear It Down," 6 Nov. 2018 By the 1970s, the boulevard began an evolution toward a different kind of business. Maddie Hanna,, "As Subaru opens its new HQ, there's hope that it will bring change to Admiral Wilson Boulevard," 26 Apr. 2018 The only access to State Road A1A will be from George Bush or Linton boulevards. Marci Shatzman,, "The Delray Affair, a big arts and crafts fest, is this weekend," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of boulevard

1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boulevard

French, modification of Middle Dutch bolwerc bulwark

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English Language Learners Definition of boulevard

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


bou·​le·​vard | \ ˈbu̇-lə-ˌvärd How to pronounce boulevard (audio) \

Kids Definition of boulevard

: a wide usually major street often having strips with trees, grass, or flowers planted along its center or sides

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