- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: French origin, originally , top surface of a military rampart ; from Middle Dutch bolwerc, bulwark
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- A broad city street, often tree-lined and landscaped.
- Upper Midwest See parking. See Regional Note at parking.
- Chiefly Midwestern U.S. See median strip. See Regional Note at neutral ground.
Origin: French, from Old French bollevart, rampart converted to a promenade, from Middle Dutch bolwerc, bulwark; see bulwark.