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
Recent Examples on the Web The boulevard is a three-mile, $306 million project largely funded through bonds backed by Ohio Turnpike tolls that will connect I-490 at East 55th Street to East 105th Street in University Circle. Steven Litt, cleveland, 21 May 2021 There are seven stops along the boulevard on the bus route, which connects downtown to San Diego State University. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Apr. 2021 The boulevard was forty yards wide, divided by a bed of flowers and a fountain lit up in neon colors: blue, pink, silver. Jonas Eika, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 As a kickoff to LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, a painting of the star's breakout album title in pride colors was also revealed on the boulevard, as an additional commemoration of Gaga's work. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 May 2021 Will today’s teen, somewhere down the boulevard of life, be called upon to square a circle (hopefully not, since that was proved to be impossible in 1882), or be asked to demonstrate that the sum of the exterior angles of a polygon is 360 degrees? Jordan Ellenberg, WSJ, 22 May 2021 Some residents in recent council meetings have opposed the idea of a trail on the boulevard. cleveland, 21 May 2021 Those with skateboards rode up and down the boulevard, dodging out of the way of old women who frowned at them. Ayşegül Savaş, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021 At the time, the cruise was taking place on a fat stretch of the southern portion of the boulevard, mostly facing brightly lighted car dealerships and auto shops between Oxnard Street and Burbank Boulevard. Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021

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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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The first known use of boulevard was in 1763

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12 Jun 2021

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“Boulevard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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