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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About 300 fans of Mexico’s national soccer team poured into the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Van Nuys boulevards around noon and lighted fireworks. Sarah Parvini,, "2 arrested after Mexico's World Cup victory sparks celebrations in Pacoima, East L.A.," 18 June 2018 While Anderson initially sat on the grass boulevard, Williams said he then ran off but was detained by police following a short foot chase. William Lee,, "No bail in fatal DUI crash in Logan Square involving rideshare car," 10 June 2018 Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 Denino has just eaten lunch at a run-down Chinese restaurant and is walking along one of the desolate boulevards that characterize out-of-the-way parts of Los Angeles. Adrian Chen, The New Yorker, "Ice Poseidon’s Lucrative, Stressful Life as a Live Streamer," 8 Dec. 2014 Its original caption: Sighting along the barrel of a Civil War Savage Navy revolver is Miss Diane Gash, 17 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Gash, 1416 Northern boulevard, Independence. kansascity, "A Kansas City Museum clerk examines a Civil War-era revolver," 20 June 2018 The other side has a view of the marvelous Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings along the boulevard. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Françoise Hardy: From Shy Chanteuse to ’60s Sensation," 22 May 2018 The flag hangs along a major boulevard as part of a display of world flags. Fox News, "Man in custody for vandalism of Israeli flag in Philadelphia," 15 May 2018 Set in the heart of the city center, close to Las Ramblas and in the most prestigious shopping area, it is surrounded by boulevards, boutiques and main attractions. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016

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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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