from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad city street, often tree-lined and landscaped.
- n. Upper Midwest See parking. See Regional Note at parking.
- n. Chiefly Midwestern U.S. See median strip. See Regional Note at neutral ground.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A broad, well-paved and landscaped thoroughfare.
- n. The landscaping on the sides of a boulevard or other thoroughfare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.
- n. A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a bulwark or rampart of a fortification or fortified town; hence, a public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wide street or thoroughfare
French, from Old French bollevart, rampart converted to a promenade, from Middle Dutch bolwerc, bulwark; see bulwark.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French boulevard, from Middle French boulevard, from Old French bollevart ("promenade, avenue, rampart"), from Middle Dutch bollewerc, bolwerc ("bulwark, bastion") from Middle Dutch bole, bolle ("bole, plank") + werk ("work, construction"). More at bole, work, bulwark. (Wiktionary)