promenade

verb
prom·​e·​nade | \ ˌprä-mə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd \
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

Just a five minute walk from Oslo Central Station along the harbor promenade, Salt has an amazing view of the Opera. Vogue, "How to Spend a Romantic, Relaxed Day in Oslo," 28 Aug. 2018 New York City’s transportation commissioner is willing to consider an alternative to the agency’s proposal to temporarily reroute the six-lane Brooklyn-Queens Expressway onto a Brooklyn Heights promenade while the highway is being overhauled. Paul Berger, WSJ, "New York City Will Consider New Option for BQE in Brooklyn Heights," 28 Sep. 2018 The final master plan proposes a number of grand ideas that could be pursued in the future, such as closing part of Grand Avenue to vehicles and turning it into a pedestrian promenade. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New Master Plan approved for Carlsbad's Village, Barrio," 11 July 2018 There'll be more than 350 exhibitors with home-improvement, landscaping and other ideas, as well as culinary demonstrations and a garden promenade. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shatner, Patsy Cline, robots and more things to do in Milwaukee this weekend," 22 Mar. 2018 Limestone buildings were scrubbed back to their original pale-yellow splendor; waterfront warehouses were demolished and replaced with a landscaped promenade; a sleek electric tramway was commissioned to link the city's neighborhoods. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013 The event, more of a promenade than a parade, is a take on a New York tradition that dates to the late 1800s. Washington Post, "National Digest: Judge dismisses lawsuit related to Pulse shooting," 2 Apr. 2018 Bardot Brasserie at Aria Las Vegas Set on the second floor of Aria Las Vegas’s promenade, Bardot unabashedly resembles a 1920s Parisian café, as evidenced by the bistro chairs, Art Deco-style lamps, and oversized brass bar. Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Breakfasts and Brunches in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2018 Its grand promenade is unquestionably one of New York’s greatest rooms, and the theater itself is a giant jewel box that is at once a technical achievement and a wonderful venue for viewing America’s most celebrated and influential dance company. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson," 6 Nov. 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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More Definitions for promenade

promenade

verb

English Language Learners Definition of promenade

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to walk in a public place for pleasure

promenade

noun

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

: a public place for walking especially along a beach

: a walk taken in a public place for pleasure

promenade

noun
prom·​e·​nade | \ ˌprä-mə-ˈnād, -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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