Definitions

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

  • noun A leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity.
  • noun A public place for such walking.
  • noun A formal dance; a ball.
  • noun A march of all the guests at the opening of a ball.
  • noun A square-dance figure in which couples march counterclockwise in a circle.
  • noun In ballet, a slow supported turn on one foot.
  • intransitive verb To go on a leisurely walk.
  • intransitive verb To execute a promenade at a ball or in square dancing.
  • intransitive verb To take a promenade along or through.
  • intransitive verb To take or display on or as if on a promenade.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To walk about or up and down for amusement, display, or exercise; also, recently, to take exercise in carriage, saddle, or boat.
  • noun A walk for pleasure or display, or for exercise.
  • noun A place for walking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
  • noun A walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
  • noun A place for walking; a public walk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun formal A prom (dance).
  • noun A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise.
  • noun A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.
  • verb To walk.
  • verb To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.

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

  • verb take a leisurely walk
  • noun a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
  • noun a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
  • noun a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
  • verb march in a procession
  • noun a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
  • noun a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle

Etymologies

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

[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; see men- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French promenade, from promener ("to walk").

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • pROmenADe

    May 8, 2008