- a leisurely walk taken for pleasure, to display one's finery, etc.
- a public place for such a walk, as an avenue, the deck of a ship, or the hall of a building
- a ball, or formal dance
- a march of all the guests, beginning a formal ball
- a walking or marching figure of a square dance
Fr < promener, to take for a walk < LL prominare, to drive (animals) onward < L pro-, forth (see pro-) + minare, to drive (animals) < minari, to threaten (see menace)
intransitive verb promenaded, promenading
to take a promenade; walk about for pleasure, display, etc.