American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity.
- n. A public place for such walking.
- n. A formal dance; a ball.
- n. A march of all the guests at the opening of a ball.
- n. A square-dance figure in which couples march counterclockwise in a circle.
- v. To go on a leisurely walk.
- v. To execute a promenade at a ball or in square dancing.
- v. To take a promenade along or through.
- v. To take or display on or as if on a promenade.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A walk for pleasure or display, or for exercise.
- n. A place for walking.
- To walk about or up and down for amusement, display, or exercise; also, recently, to take exercise in carriage, saddle, or boat.
- n. formal A prom (dance).
- n. A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise.
- n. A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.
- v. To walk.
- v. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
- n. A place for walking; a public walk.
- v. To walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
- v. take a leisurely walk
- n. a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
- n. a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
- n. a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
- v. march in a procession
- n. a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
- n. a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
- French promenade, from promener ("to walk"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from promener, to take for a walk, from Latin prōmināre, to drive forward : prō-, forward; see pro- + mināre, to drive with shouts (from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At Rio's Leblon beach, the promenade is cluttered with placards showing larger than life pictures of politicians with very sincere faces.”
“The development of the waterfront promenade is a central feature of the plan but full details have not been made public.”
“This promenade might be the best antidote to the problems created by the freeway and the rail line -- if it were better connected to the waterfront below it.”
“The crowds strolling the promenade are a mix of white, black and Indian.”
“I like night on bald mountain And Moussorgsky (who needs a pronounciation helper) has a nice piece called promenade or something that used to give my fingers a great workout on the piano (not that my kids will ever let me play solo anymore, they want to help).”
“It opened up on Tuesday and you can get up to the promenade, which is roughly on the 16th floor or so.”
“It now carries more than 121,000 trucks and automobiles a day and on the average Sunday, in good weather, more than a thousand people go walking or bicycling on the promenade, which is still the only one of its kind.”
“On either side of the promenade were the finest shops, the gaiest _cafés_.”
“In London during August the usual cheap evening orchestra concerts, so-called promenade concerts, were announced in a patriotic manner, with the comment that no German musician would be represented on the program.”
“At the other end of the promenade is the bronze statue by Duret of Admiral Comte de Brueys, né à Uzès le 11 Fevrier 1753.”
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