promenade

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Etymology[edit]

French promenade, from promener (to walk).

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Compare with tomato.

Noun[edit]

promenade (plural promenades)

  1. (formal) A prom (dance).
  2. A walk taken for pleasure, display, or exercise; a stroll.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) to this entry?)
  3. A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise.
    • 1900, Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Avon Books, (translated by James Strachey) pg. 235:
      The present dream in particular scarcely left any room for doubt, since the place where my patient fell was the Graben, a part of Vienna notorious as a promenade for prostitutes.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 5, Death on the Centre Court:
      By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.
  4. A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.

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promenade (third-person singular simple present promenades, present participle promenading, simple past and past participle promenaded)

  1. To walk.
  2. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.

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promenade f (plural promenades)

  1. walk; stroll (walk for enjoyment)

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