Definition of promenade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌprɒməˈnɑːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːməˈneɪd//
    Coastlines and the sea
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  1. 1(informal prom) (both British English, becoming old-fashioned) a public place for walking, usually a wide path beside the sea the promenade at Blackpool They walked along the promenade. a hotel on the promenade See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a walk that you take for pleasure or exercise, especially by the sea, in a public park, etc.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting a leisurely walk in public): from French, from se promener ‘to walk’, reflexive of promener ‘take for a walk’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: promenade

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