a level, open space of ground, esp. one serving as a public walk or roadway, often along a shore
Origin of esplanadeFrench ; from Italian spianata ; from spianare, to level ; from Classical Latin explanare, to level: see explain
A flat open stretch of pavement or grass, especially one designed as a promenade along a shore.
Origin of esplanadeFrench, from Italian spianata, from spianare, to level, from Latin explanare, to make plain; see explain.