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

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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 Moscow, May 1876: What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens? courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 24 Oct. 2019 On any springtime Saturday, a steady stream of Catholic quinceañeras can be seen promenading along the blooming rose bushes and gushing fountains of Oakland’s Mormon temple. Ray Chavez, The Mercury News, "For Catholic quinceañeras, Oakland’s Mormon temple is place to be," 17 June 2019 Starting at one end of the grounds, a spectator can promenade past many treasures hidden outside of the famous red clay courts. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Finding an Oasis at Tennis’s Most Crowded Major," 4 June 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Hurricane Dorian passed us by but Sept. 17 was a very sad day in Havre de Grace history when, in 2003, tropical storm Isabel severely damaged our beloved promenade boardwalk. Ronald Browning, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace: 21st community-wide yard sale is this weekend," 13 Sep. 2019 Pedestrian promenades exist in isolated patches that don’t connect. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Cleveland’s 'Vision for the Valley’ seeks answers to conflicts on land, water use along Cuyahoga River," 31 Aug. 2019 The gravel axis invites promenades to a broad terrace. Washington Post, "Rome’s seven hills offer seven green respites from summer’s crowds," 12 July 2019 In Juarez, about 100 families make up the camp of tents that lines both sides of a side street leading to the city’s main promenade and Paso Del Norte border crossing, where asylum claims are processed. Washington Post, "Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border," 19 Oct. 2019 In Juarez, about 100 families make up the camp of tents that lines both sides of a side street leading to the city’s main promenade and Paso Del Norte border crossing, where asylum claims are processed. Washington Post, "Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border," 19 Oct. 2019 In Juarez, about 100 families make up the camp of tents that lines both sides of a side street leading to the city’s main promenade and Paso Del Norte border crossing, where asylum claims are processed. Washington Post, "Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border," 19 Oct. 2019 The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the harbor; the best place to view them is along the Inner Harbor promenade and surrounding areas downtown (Canton, for example, or Locust Point). Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Things to do in Baltimore this week: Parades, fireworks, Cirque du Soleil and more," 30 June 2019 After the city redesigned the area along Main Beach to turn it into a public promenade, the gay establishments—and crowd—moved south to a two-block stretch along PCH between Calliope and Cress streets. Brock Keeling, Curbed, "The rise and fall of Laguna Beach, a gay California hotspot," 26 June 2019

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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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Cite this Entry

“Promenade.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/promenade. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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promenade

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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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