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

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 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In 2017, a van plowed through pedestrians along a packed promenade in the Spanish city of Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring 120. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 17 Aug. 2019 The ground floor will open up into a front-porch-like view of what’s dubbed Central Park — a 2.5-acre public park with a lawn, promenade, bandshell and seating space also due to open next summer. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Creative Village: UCF-Valencia campus expected to be hottest area for downtown Orlando growth," 7 Aug. 2019 More than 70 percent of Seaport San Diego’s footprint is reserved for parks, promenades, plazas and other public amenities, the developer’s planners note. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Seaport San Diego tower is like nothing else on California’s coast. That’s the problem," 20 July 2019 The projects are: A 1.5-mile downtown promenade that will connect parks, civic landmarks and private development along Kellogg Boulevard and down to the riverfront. Katrina Pross, Twin Cities, "Great River Passage Conservancy announces new director, campaign," 25 June 2019 There’s a main dining room with white columns, a kitschy replica of the Trevi Fountain and a backlit ceiling giving the appearance of the sky (similar to the ceilings found in the shopping promenades at the Venetian casino in Las Vegas). Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Talento, Tuscan Prime, Piazza Italia. A trio of new Italian restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard," 7 Aug. 2019 Chinese officials welcomed the American delegation with a dinner on Tuesday at the Fairmont Peace Hotel on Shanghai’s famous Bund promenade. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, "U.S.-China Trade Talks End With No Deal in Sight," 31 July 2019 Try a stroll down La Explanada de España, the promenade running parallel to the port, lined with palm trees and made out of 6.5 million marble tiles. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Spain," 19 July 2019 Instagram has acquainted the world with the black-and-white Lisbon pavements that inspired Burle Marx’s patterned oceanfront promenade. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "The exuberant career of the Brazilian designer Roberto Burle Marx brings the oft-overlooked field of landscape architecture to the foreground," 11 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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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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