Definition of promenade in English:

promenade

Line breaks: prom¦en|ade
Pronunciation: /ˌprɒməˈnɑːd
 
, -ˈneɪd, ˈprɒm-/

noun

  • 1A paved public walk, typically one along the seafront at a resort.
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    • The walk along the promenade to the more genteel Frinton-on-Sea is lined with beach huts, and the weather was good for taking photos.
    • It's little things like wanting to walk along the promenade at Scarborough which I can no longer do.
    • Over at Blue Anchor bay the tar on the road was melting and walking along the promenade was a hot-foot experience.
    Synonyms
    esplanade, front, seafront, parade, walk, boulevard, avenue, walkway, mall; North American boardwalk; in Spanish-speaking countries alameda
    British informal prom
  • 1.1A leisurely walk, or sometimes a ride or drive, taken in a public place so as to meet or be seen by others: an evening promenade
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    • It was a Saturday morning and the weather was picturesque, perfect for a promenade outdoors or a carriage ride through the hills, but not nearly idyllic enough for Isabella to step foot from her house.
    • After the beach promenade, which was an absolute blast, it was the last full day of school.
    • I was outside, having returned fifteen minutes ago from the morning promenade with Ally, dressed in my work clothes and doing maintenance on the flower beds.
    Synonyms
    walk, stroll, saunter, turn, wander, amble, breather, airing; North American paseo; Italian passeggiata
    informal mosey
    dated constitutional
    rare perambulation
  • 1.2(In country dancing) a movement in which couples follow one another in a given direction, each couple having both hands joined.
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    • He asks his dancers to make twisted shapes that reconfigure human anatomy, and to perform difficult balances in forced arches, painstakingly slow promenades, impossibly deep, sustained lunges and plies.
    • They executed a perfect pirouette, a dip, and a promenade ending in a bow to the children; only Clara applauded but that appeared to be enough.

verb

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  • 1Take a leisurely public walk, ride, or drive so as to meet or be seen by others: they promenaded along the waterfront
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    • A pair of seagulls were promenading along the balustrade that ran around the perimeter of the balcony garden, watching us with beady eyes.
    • I met him as he promenaded on Hill street in the late afternoon sun.
    • In fact, an estimated two to three thousand people were promenading along Hambantota harbour when the tidal wave struck.
    Synonyms
    walk, stroll, saunter, wander, amble, stretch one's legs, take a walk/stroll, go for a walk/stroll, take the air
    informal mosey
    rare perambulate
  • 1.1 [with object] Take a promenade through (a place): people began to promenade the streets
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    • So here's a thought: If you even wanted to stop, shop, visit, peruse, or promenade the streets of New York, this is the moment.
  • 1.2 [with object] dated Escort (someone) about a place, especially so as to be seen by others: the governor of Utah promenades the daughter of the Maryland governor

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a leisurely walk in public): from French, from se promener 'to walk', reflexive of promener 'take for a walk'.

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