Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slow, easy stroll or walk outdoors.
  • n. The street, series of streets, or walkway along which such a walk is taken.
  • n. In bullfighting, the formal procession into the ring of the players, including the matadors, banderilleros, and horses, that occurs just before the first bull is fought.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A public path or avenue designed for walking, sometimes for dining or recreation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pasear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a path set aside for walking

Etymologies

Spanish, from pasear, to take a stroll, frequentative of pasar, to go, pass; see pase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish paseo. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This paseo is the fashionable promenade and drive from five to seven P.M. every day, and specially on Sunday afternoon.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • We will be having our monthly "paseo" this second Sunday (December 10) starting at 9AM, leaving from the Parque Júarez in front of the Palacio Municipal.

    Self-supported tour by bicylce

  • The "paseo" meets at 9 AM at the Parque Juarez in downtown Xalapa and will last about 2 hours.

    Paseo dominical en bicicleta Noviembre

  • On Sunday evenings, the plaza is transformed into a scene of intense social activity as the townspeople gather to participate in the weekly "paseo" in which young ladies, elegantly attired, walk clockwise around the central bandstand, whilst young men walk in the opposite direction.

    A day in Jocotepec

  • The few days spent in Havana were pleasantly passed in sight-seeing; the afternoons being devoted to a ride upon the "paseo," and the evenings closed by a visit to the noted "Dominica" the principal café of the city.

    The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner

  • Julia that they should take a 'paseo' in the garden the elder lady made no objection.

    In Kedar's Tents

  • We took a pretty long 'paseo' (walk / stroll) on our way to the Picasso Museum of Barcelona.

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  • The moon over Miami was crescent, a warm breeze ruffled multi-lighted coconut palm fronds, dogs with hats yapped under the tables and around splashing fountains, long-legged Latinas and buff fellas, tourists and druggies and varied genders preened in an endless paseo.

    Lea Lane: South Beach: Then and Now

  • In Spain the stroll – or paseo as they call it in these parts – is something of an institution.

    Lewis Hamilton's hopes blow up behind Mark Webber's charge

  • On sultry summer evenings the royal parks might host a paseo, a parade of the fashionable and nubile as presently performed "by smartly dressed families and keen youth" in southern Europe.

    Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up by Marek Kohn

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  • Times: 'Summer is coming and the strolling season beckons. Or rather it does to those Italians, Bulgarians and Spanish who enjoy, respectively, the pleasures of the passegiatta g; see bilby's comment on it'>edit: missing a g; see bilby's comment on it, the korso, and the paseo — which have been a part of European life for centuries.

    'Summer? The paseo? Well, think of a favoured spot — square, garden, avenue — where people meet after work or at weekends to walk up and down. Men and women walk up and down, young and old walk up and down, rich and poor walk up and down. The activity is instinctive and inclusive. It has always had significance.'

    February 19, 2009