Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slow, easy stroll or walk outdoors.
  • noun The street, series of streets, or walkway along which such a walk is taken.
  • noun 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 The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as pasear.

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

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

  • noun a path set aside for walking

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, from pasear, to take a stroll, frequentative of pasar, to go, pass; see pase.]

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From Spanish paseo.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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