bou·​le·​vard | \ˈbu̇-lə-ˌvärd, 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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According to The Information's Efrati, Waymo has struggled with turning from a low-speed residential street onto a major boulevard. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Even self-driving leader Waymo is struggling to reach full autonomy," 7 Dec. 2018 The Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens is tucked behind a beaux-arts Italian villa on one of those wide, anonymous Los Angeles boulevards. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 Support for change The administration of Mayor Frank Jackson supports the effort to improve safety on the boulevard, Zone said. Steven Litt,, "Traffic-calming ideas for crash-ridden Franklin Boulevard to be aired by NOACA at Tuesday meeting (photos)," 2 Mar. 2018 As Willa neared, the beach in Mazatlan almost disappeared, with waves slamming against the coastal boulevard under looming black clouds. Marco Ugarte, The Seattle Times, "Hurricane Willa moves inland after hitting Mexico coast," 23 Oct. 2018 The drinks, served in grab-and-go plastic cups, are delivered on conveyor belts, suggestively thrusting drinkers back to their wanderings along the Strip, America’s grandest boulevard for public alcohol consumption. WSJ, "Robot Restaurants: The Good Versus the Gimmicks," 3 Oct. 2018 But tiltrotors are notoriously wide aircraft because of the side-by-side configuration of the rotors, making them too big to fly down foreign boulevards. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army Wants a New Armed Scout Helicopter," 6 Sep. 2018 The five-member panel has jurisdiction over the city's boulevards. Bill Turque, kansascity, "KC black leaders to start petition drive to rename The Paseo for Martin Luther King Jr. | The Kansas City Star," 30 Mar. 2018 The foundation opted not to create an entrance to the property from Louisiana 434 because parish regulations would have required the organization to build an expensive concrete boulevard, Gutnisky said. Robert Rhoden,, "Ian Somerhalder gets parish approval to access Lacombe property," 16 Mar. 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 \

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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