promenade

verb
prom·​e·​nade | \ ˌprä-mə-ˈnād How to pronounce promenade (audio) , -ˈnäd How to pronounce promenade (audio) \
promenaded; promenading

Definition of promenade

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to take or go on a promenade
2 : to perform a promenade in a dance

transitive verb

: to walk about in or on

promenade

noun

Definition of promenade (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a place for strolling
2 : a leisurely walk or ride especially in a public place for pleasure or display
3a : a ceremonious opening of a formal ball consisting of a grand march of all the guests
b : a figure in a square dance in which couples move counterclockwise in a circle

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Other Words from promenade

Verb

promenader noun

Synonyms for promenade

Synonyms: Noun

boardwalk, mall, walk

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Examples of promenade in a Sentence

Verb

They promenaded along the beach.

Noun

They went for a promenade around town. a beautifully landscaped park with a wide promenade along the riverside
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Seattle is negotiating with some downtown-property owners over a $200 million tax for the new park and promenade the city wants to build along the waterfront, along with a pedestrian connection to Pike Place Market. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s waterfront-overhaul plan meeting resistance from the people who are supposed to foot the $200M bill for it," 26 Oct. 2018 As the models came promenading out, every circus act was represented, from unitard-wearing strongman to lion tamer with a plush stuffed animal draped around his neck. Booth Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jeremy Scott Plays Ringmaster at Circus-Themed Moschino Runway Show in L.A.," 11 June 2018 Diamonds is all things Russian and opulent, from the Tchaikovsky score to the lush pas de deux and promenade that recalls other white ballets: Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, the snow scene in Nutcracker. Ellen Dunkel, Philly.com, "Pennsylvania Ballet's 'Jewels' shines at the Academy of Music," 11 May 2018 The stars are promenading down the red carpet past the thousands who daily congregate in front of the Palais, the concrete sprawl that serves as the festival’s headquarters. New York Times, "The Cannes Film Festival Opens Amid Disruptions," 10 May 2018 For a short time, curious Londoners paid to promenade along the underwater route, enjoying stalls and fairground sideshows. John Lee, latimes.com, "Underground London well beyond the Tube holds secrets and delights," 25 Mar. 2018 Back home in Damascus, the night was for discussion, promenading, noise — having a good time in public. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Reporter's notebook: Why one Syrian family would not swap Europe for the USA," 5 Mar. 2018 But the roof garden where saleswomen (referred to as salesgirls back then) took the air and promenaded a century ago is still there, latticework and all. Ralph Blumenthal And Sandra Roff, New York Times, "Attention 1916 Shoppers: The Doctor Is In," 4 Mar. 2018 People promenade around the center in their nice weekend garb. Margy Rochlin, latimes.com, "Michael Stuhlbarg's 'fragile balancing act' in playing a supportive dad in 'Call Me by Your Name'," 21 Dec. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Photo: Heidi Levine for The Wall Street Journal Along Tiberias’s seaside promenade, markets that were once bustling with tourists are now either shut or nearly empty on the weekend, and many nearby restaurants close for the Sabbath. Dov Lieber, WSJ, "Ultra-Orthodox and Secular Jews Struggle Over an Israeli Tourist Town’s Identity," 24 Dec. 2018 Future archaeologists will sift out artifacts of his beloved 20-acre Elgin Botanic Garden, digging below the office towers, skating rink and promenade, layers beneath Radio City Music Hall. Marta Mcdowell, New York Times, "Deep Below Rockefeller Center Lies a Legendary Botanical Garden," 25 June 2018 Overlooking the seaside promenade of Cikat Bay and a forest of ancient Aleppo pines, two turn-of-the-century villas connect via a sleek new structure with a facade of travertine limestone mosaic and glass. Anja Mutić, WSJ, "A Guide to Croatia’s Island Hideouts," 19 July 2018 Women ululated as Francis and the king walked along the promenade of the Hassan Tower complex under umbrellas. Amira El Masaiti, The Seattle Times, "Pope in Morocco: Walls, fear-mongering won’t stop migration," 31 Mar. 2019 The land that the promenade would be built on is owned by the Florida Department of Transportation. Meryl Kornfield, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Pier 66 proposal back before Fort Lauderdale commission," 19 June 2018 In July 2016, the group claimed responsibility for the truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead on the city’s promenade. Stacy Meichtry And Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "France Challenges Islamic State Claim of Responsibility in Knife Killings," 23 Aug. 2018 Gridiron Condominiums has a first-row seat on Railroad Way, a future pedestrian gateway linking the waterfront promenade to Pioneer Square and the stadiums. Gridiron Condominiums, The Seattle Times, "Pioneer Square condos host waterfront revival talk," 29 Mar. 2019 Sitting at the base of the mountain is the charming town of Volos with its beautiful promenade and an important archaeological museum. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of promenade

Verb

1699, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for promenade

Noun and Verb

French, from promener to take for a walk, from Middle French, alteration of Old French pourmener, from pour- completely (from Latin pro-) + mener to lead — more at pro-, amenable

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The first known use of promenade was in 1567

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promenade

verb

English Language Learners Definition of promenade

 (Entry 1 of 2)

old-fashioned : to walk in a public place for pleasure

promenade

noun

English Language Learners Definition of promenade (Entry 2 of 2)

British, somewhat old-fashioned : a public place for walking especially along a beach
old-fashioned : a walk taken in a public place for pleasure

promenade

noun
prom·​e·​nade | \ ˌprä-mə-ˈnād How to pronounce promenade (audio) , -ˈnäd\

Kids Definition of promenade

1 : a walk or ride for pleasure or to be seen
2 : a place for walking

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