boulevard

Definitions

  • SPIN ON THE BOULEVARD WITH MR. KEEFER
    SPIN ON THE BOULEVARD WITH MR. KEEFER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boulevard a wide street or thoroughfare
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
    • Boulevard A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.
    • Boulevard Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boulevard Originally, a bulwark or rampart of a fortification or fortified town; hence, a public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. The name is now sometimes extended to any street or walk encircling a town, and also to a street which is of especial width, is given a park-like appearance by reserving spaces at the sides or center for shade-trees, flowers, seats, and the like, and is not used for heavy teaming.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boulevard bōōl′e-vär a broad walk or promenade bordered with trees, originally applied to those formed upon the demolished fortifications of a town
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. boulevard, boulevart, fr. G. bollwerk,. See Bulwark
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—Ger. bollwerk. See Bulwark.

Usage

In literature:

I'll meet you at the corner of the boulevard.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
It is simple to put down "the grass crossed Hollywood Boulevard"; as simple as saying, "our troops advanced" or "the man was hanged at dawn.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
When he came to the end of the Rue des Capucines, he turned down the boulevard, keeping to the left-hand side.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
But she isn't one of these Michigan boulevard tea party reformers.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
Neither of them said much on the way, and the motor stopped again in the Boulevard Malesherbes.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
One prominent feature of Mr. Woodward's comprehensive scheme was the widening of Van Ness avenue into a magnificent boulevard.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The barbers' shops were invaded, and strange figures were seen smoking their pipes along the Boulevards.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
No, let us dine here, and then go and have our coffee on the boulevards.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Go make ten thousand pounds and study Pall Mall and the boulevards, and then come back to us in Mexico.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Pugin lived in the Boulevard Haussmann.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
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In poetry:

Then from afar a gnome appeared
An angel flashed on furry feet
The boulevard became a river
While waiting crowds began to quiver
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
The evening boulevards are noisy,
Gone are the sundown's final rays,
And there are couples everywhere
Trembling of lips, daring of eyes.
"In Paris" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
The red-faced man, ceased wandering,
Never came to the boulevards
Nor covertly spat in the sawdust
Sunk in his collar
Shuffling the cards;
"Message From Abroad" by Allen Tate
Like heaps of squashy berries under muslin
The town emerges out of crimson gauze.
Along the streets the boulevards are dragging
Their twilight with them, like a rank of dwarves.
"From early dawn the thirtieth of April..." by Boris Pasternak
Britannia needs no Boulevards,
No spaces wide and gay:
Her march was through the crooked streets
Along the narrow way.
Nor looks she where, New York's seduction,
The Broadway leadeth to destruction.
"Americanisation" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Paris, half Angel, half Grisette,
I would that I were with thee yet,
Where the long boulevard at even
Stretches its starry lamps to heaven,
And whispers from a thousand trees
Vague hints of the Hesperides.
"Paris Day" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

20 pm, the thug wielded a knife and forced a 32-year-old woman into a driveway on Ridge Boulevard in Bay Bridge, but she managed to escape.
Sunrise Boulevard is the center of the action in a tussle for burger supremacy that has national chains opening sites left and right.
AP Photo/The Columbian, Zachary Kaufman A crowd looks at the wreckage of two Douglas fir tree s struck by lightning across East Mill Plain Boulevard from Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash.
Philip Wood/Roseville Press TribuneA driver crashed into a fire hydrant near the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Americana Drive Monday evening.
Firefighters were called to a fire at a shoe repair business in the 5000 block of Spring Mountain Road, near Decatur Boulevard.
Ever thought about what the floodgate on Cannon Boulevard actually is.
THEFT, CLIFTON BOULEVARD: Police responded to a theft alarm going off at a local pharmacy.
Flying Fish plans to open its doors to its new neighbors on Somerdale Day, on Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm on Kennedy Boulevard.
Flying Fish plans to open its doors to its new neighbors on Somerdale Day, on Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm on Kennedy Boulevard.
Police found blue pieces of a car littering Valpico Road near Tracy Boulevard after several people reported hearing a car crash at 3:47 am Monday, Aug 27.
If you have driven down Main Street Fortuna in the past week you have most likely come across the three massive art sculptures in the center island at the intersection of Fortuna Boulevard and Rohnerville Road.
Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher responds at1 pm Friday afternoon to the scene of a possible shooting at a business on east Tucumcari Boulevard.
An ambulance responds Friday afternoon to a call of a shooting victim on East Tucumcari Boulevard.
The Storm Lake City Council approved all three readings for an ordinance that would place a four-way stop at the intersection of East Fourth Street and Expansion Boulevard.
The Metromover has left from Omni Station, passed the Miami Herald and is enroute to downtown Miami along Biscayne Boulevard.
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In science:

The “Poincar´e box” versus “Born box” comparison emerged during a walk with Cristian Calude discussing differences of classical versus quantum randomness at the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris.
Indeterminism and Randomness Through Physics
At night and during daytime, from boulevards to bars, the town of Tel-Aviv had served as perfect backdrop for the contemplating scholar. A certain cat must also be mentioned, for sitting by me and endlessly licking its paws while I type away into the dead of night.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Juszkiewicz;  Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS,  bis boulevard Arago, F- Paris, France  Copernicus Center, Warsaw.
Perturbative Lagrangian Approach to Gravitational Instability
Fiziev∗ Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, 5 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria.
Novel Geometrical Models of Relativistic Stars. I. The General Scheme
Fiziev∗ Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, 5 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria.
Novel Geometrical Models of Relativistic Stars III. The Point Particle Idealization
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