Promenade Definition

prŏmə-nād, -näd
promenaded, promenades, promenading
noun
promenades
A leisurely walk taken for pleasure, to display one's finery, etc.
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A public place for such a walk, as an avenue, the deck of a ship, or the hall of a building.
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A ball, or formal dance, as at a school; prom.
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A march of all the guests, beginning a formal ball.
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A walking or marching figure of a square dance.
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verb
promenaded, promenades, promenading
To take a promenade; walk about for pleasure, display, etc.
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To take a promenade along or through.
Webster's New World
To execute a promenade at a ball or in square dancing.
American Heritage
To take or show on or as on a promenade; parade.
Webster's New World
To march (one's partner) as a figure of a square dance.
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Other Word Forms of Promenade

Noun

Singular:
promenade
Plural:
promenades

Origin of Promenade

  • French from promener to take for a walk from Latin prōmināre to drive forward prō- forward pro–1 mināre to drive with shouts (from minārī to threaten) (from minae threats men-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French promenade, from promener (“to walk").

    From Wiktionary

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