boulevard

noun
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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The landscape overhaul by Michael van Valkenburgh Associates includes a pedestrian boulevard bridging over the highway and extending into the heart of the city. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "The Best Architecture of 2018: Building for Complex Experiences," 14 Dec. 2018 The neighborhood is part of the modern city built by Khedive Ismail in the 19th century, which was envisioned as a Paris on the Nile, with wide boulevards, traffic circles and stately European-style architecture. Samy Magdy, Fox News, "Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents," 15 Aug. 2018 The series of town-hall meetings held in villages and cities across France are an attempt by Mr. Macron to provide a more orderly forum for public debate than boulevards filled with tear gas and antiriot police. Stacy Meichtry, WSJ, "Macron’s Tumble Tells a Larger Story," 21 Jan. 2019 More than 900 municipalities have such a street, boulevard or avenue. Bill Turque, kansascity, "In 10 miles, The Paseo shows poverty and progress. Is that what MLK should stand for? | The Kansas City Star," 12 May 2018 Though centrally situated along a busy multilane boulevard, the hotel is soundproofed and feels insulated from the hubbub, thanks in part to its hushed, candlelit spaces and policy of admitting only hotel guests on the premises. Seth Sherwood, New York Times, "In Bangkok, an Intimate Hotel With an Inky Past," 14 Apr. 2018 And that’s just one side of the building, running along a banal strip of the boulevard. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Artist Barbara Kruger turns a bland building into a screaming statement. Time to listen up," 14 June 2018 The MoMA show presents 33 of Kingelez’s creations, including single buildings, town squares and mad little urban centers, some drawing on Kinshasa’s grand boulevards and buildings in a Belgian Art Deco style. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Fantastical Cityscapes of Cardboard and Glue at MoMA," 31 May 2018 Paris went into lockdown Saturday as protesters arrived, with shops boarding their windows up and down the city’s celebrated boulevards. Stacy Meichtry, WSJ, "Protests Threaten Macron’s Campaign to Remake France," 9 Dec. 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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boulevard

noun

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

boulevard

noun
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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