Definition of boulevard in English:


Syllabification: boul·e·vard
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oləˌvärd
(abbreviation: blvd.)


1A wide street in a town or city, typically one lined with trees: [in names]: Sunset Boulevard
More example sentences
  • According to the municipality, 589 snowploughs had been cleaning the snow from the major streets and boulevards of the city.
  • Schools and community centers, streets and avenues, boulevards and bridges throughout the United States were named after him.
  • There is the ground-level city of streets and boulevards, and offices and homes.
1.1 another term for boulevard strip.


mid 18th century: French, literally 'a rampart' (later 'a promenade on the site of one'), from German Bollwerk (see bulwark).

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