pa·​seo | \ pə-ˈsā-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce paseo (audio) , pä-\
plural paseos

Definition of paseo

1a : a leisurely usually evening stroll : promenade
b : a public walk or boulevard
2 : a formal entrance march of bullfighters into an arena

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Also, staff requested some type of pedestrian walkway into the museum from the north-south paseo between museum and the Adult Recreation Center. Jeff Landa,, "Initial design and lease for Armenian American Museum in Central Park approved," 21 Apr. 2018 An existing driveway that provides public vehicle access from Randolph would be closed off and used as a pedestrian paseo. Luke Money, Daily Pilot, "Costa Mesa council to hear microbrewery opponents and review proposed housing project," 13 Oct. 2017 Around noon, sunshine paintbrushes the room through the high square windows; as night falls, the paseo up and down Lafayette Street becomes a New York City serenade. Jeff Gordinier, Esquire, "The Best New Restaurants in America 2017," 18 Oct. 2017 In the late ’80s, Fashion Island remodeled, re-landscaped and added 70,000 square feet of retail, three outdoor paseos, a movie theater, the Island Terrace food court and a four-level parking structure. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Fashion Island mall turns 50 with a challenge to remain in fashion," 8 Sep. 2017 Irvine Co. will construct two new buildings at the former Macy’s site to add 20 to 25 stores with a wide walkway or paseo. Tomoya Shimura, Orange County Register, "7 things to watch in Irvine in 2017," 4 Jan. 2017 Bordering an ecological preserve, Salt Creek is in the center of Audie Murphy Ranch, while miles of meandering trails and paseos link residents to community amenities. Lee Ann James, Orange County Register, "The Ridge Brings Newest Ownership Opportunities To Audie Murphy Ranch, Offers Distinctive Designs, Appealing Prices," 21 Mar. 2017 The horses were in festive finery and obedient to every subtle command from perfect-posture riders whose stiff-brimmed Cordobés hats complemented their high-waisted paseo trousers, short jackets — chaquetillas camperas — and tall leather boots. Nick Madigan, New York Times, "In Southern Spain, a Pilgrimage (and a Party Too)," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of paseo

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for paseo

Spanish, from pasear to take a stroll, from paso passage, step, from Latin passus

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