- The definition of a boulevard is a wide street often lined with trees.
An example of a boulevard is the Champs Èlysèes in Paris, France.
A tree lined boulevard in Germany.
Origin of boulevardFrench origin, originally , top surface of a military rampart ; from Middle Dutch bolwerc, bulwark
- A broad, well-paved and landscaped thoroughfare.
- The landscaping on the sides of a boulevard or other thoroughfare.
From French boulevard, from Middle French boulevard, from Old French bollevart (“promenade, avenue, rampart”), from Middle Dutch bollewerc, bolwerc (“bulwark, bastion”) from Middle Dutch bole, bolle (“bole, plank”) + werk (“work, construction”). More at bole, work, bulwark.