Definition of Promenade

1. Noun. A formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year.

Exact synonyms: Prom
Generic synonyms: Ball, Formal

2. Verb. March in a procession. "The children promenade to the playground"; "The veterans paraded down the street"
Exact synonyms: Parade, Troop
Generic synonyms: March, Process
Derivative terms: Parade, Parade, Parader

3. Noun. A public area set aside as a pedestrian walk.
Exact synonyms: Mall
Specialized synonyms: Esplanade
Generic synonyms: Paseo, Walk, Walkway

4. Verb. Take a leisurely walk. "They promenade down the river "; "The ladies promenaded along the beach"
Generic synonyms: Walk

5. Noun. A square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle.

6. Noun. A march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance.
Generic synonyms: March, Marching
Group relationships: Ball

7. Noun. A leisurely walk (usually in some public place).
Exact synonyms: Amble, Perambulation, Saunter, Stroll
Specialized synonyms: Meander, Ramble, Walkabout
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Amble, Ambulate, Perambulate, Perambulate, Saunter, Stroll

Definition of Promenade

1. n. A walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.

2. v. i. To walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.

Definition of Promenade

1. Noun. (formal) A prom (gloss dance). ¹

2. Noun. A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise. ¹

3. Noun. A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing. ¹

4. Verb. To walk. ¹

5. Verb. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Promenade

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prom queen
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promenade deck

Literary usage of Promenade

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1. Switzerland, and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and the Tyrol by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1887)
"promenade. ZÜRICH. 13. Route. rises the Albis, the northernmost point of which is the Uetliberg, with the hotel on its summit. ..."

2. Southern France Including Corsica: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1907)
"Casino de la Jet ft-promenade (PI. I>, 4; p. 509); adm., including concert and music ball, 2 fr. ; subscription for a week 10, for a fortnight 17, ..."

3. The Play Movement and Its Significance by Henry Stoddard Curtis (1917)
"THE CITY WALL OR promenade Any one who has been in some walled city in Europe during the summer time and has gone up on to the wall at sunset, ..."

4. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"A LONDON promenade IN THE LAST CENTURY. [Journal and Letters of the late Samuel Curwen, American Refugee in England, from 1775 to 1784. Edited by GA Ward. ..."

5. The Yale Literary Magazine by Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg, Yale University (1871)
"The only opposition to the plan came from '72, on the plea that it would prevent their having a class promenade next year. It was voted that a committee of ..."

6. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1903)
"The favorite place for quiet walks and sun baths is the Gilf promenade, ... This is a terraced walk, THE GILF promenade. constructed on the cliffs of a wild ..."

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