promenade

Definitions

  • Gravely promenaded to and fro
    Gravely promenaded to and fro
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v promenade take a leisurely walk "The ladies promenaded along the beach"
    • v promenade march in a procession "the veterans paraded down the street"
    • n promenade a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    • n promenade a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
    • n promenade a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
    • n promenade a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    • n promenade a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Promenade A place for walking; a public walk.
    • Promenade A walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
    • v. i Promenade To walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n promenade A walk for pleasure or display, or for exercise.
    • n promenade A place for walking.
    • promenade To walk about or up and down for amusement, display, or exercise; also, recently, to take exercise in carriage, saddle, or boat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Promenade prom-e-näd′ or -nād′ a walk for pleasure, show, or exercise: a place for walking
    • v.i Promenade to walk for amusement, show, or exercise
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Quotations

  • Wallace Stevens
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    “The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. (with a foreign suffix), from promener, to lead, take for a walk, se promener, to walk, from L. prominare, to drive forward or along; pro, forward + minare, to drive animals. See Amenable Menace

Usage

In literature:

Gerande led her father towards the more pleasant promenades of the town.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
Dimmed lights of the promenade deck soared upward.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Elegant visiting or promenade costume is appropriate.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
That yarn was never finished, for he rushed on deck, and sure enough found those two promenading arm in arm.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
In another moment, they turned back along the other side of the promenade and were lost to sight.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
They walk to the bar, suck in the liquid bliss, and return to the spot whence they may look upon the beauteous promenaders of Patrick Street.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
On the top is a promenade used by the occupants in summer weather.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
They walked to the promenade and dropped her at Cavendish House.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Beyend is the Prado, a delightful sea-side promenade.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
They could only promenade, through sand storms, through cacti.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
I could not grasp the motive for being sent to walk the whole length of the Promenade with her.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
Or he say, 'All promenade,' and dey goes in de circle.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Clacton is provided with a pier, promenade and marine parade; and is the seat of various convalescent and other homes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Ladies might be promenading the Plaza, workmen busy over their tasks, gamblers hard at the wheel and dice.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
The mysterious promenade pricked my curiosity.
"The Infant's Skull" by Eugène Sue
No European or American walks out doors in India, excepting a promenade early in the morning or late in the evening.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
We mayn't go into the town, nor along the promenade.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil
This road is a favourite promenade of the inhabitants, and deservedly so.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
Occasionally the jailer has taken me for a promenade there.
"Robert Tournay" by William Sage
There is a fine pier with pavilion, and a marine parade nearly 3 m. in extent, arranged in terraced promenades.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
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In poetry:

But aside from these, and the marts of wealth, and the crowded
promenade,
Admitting around me comrades close, unseen by the rest, and
voiceless,
"Ashes Of Soldiers" by Walt Whitman
And up and down the ditch, not glad,
But patient, very, did promenade—
Splash, splash, went her small feet!
And baby thought it rare good fun,
Sucking his bit of pulpy bun,
And smelling meadow-sweet.
"The Child-Mother" by George MacDonald
Ah no! From my mountain-girdled height
I watch the game of the world go on,
And note the course of the bitter fight,
And what is lost and what is won;
And I judge of it better here than there,
As I gaze from my Promenade Solitaire.
"My "Promenade Solitaire"" by John Lawson Stoddard
Am I dead to the world, that I thus disdain
Its moil and toil in the prime of life,
When perhaps a score of years remain
To win more gold in its selfish strife?
Am I foolish to choose the purer air
Of my glorious Promenade Solitaire?
"My "Promenade Solitaire"" by John Lawson Stoddard
They cheer, and struggle, and beat the air
With many a stroke and thrust intense,
And urge each other to do and dare,
To gain some good they deem immense;
But they look like ants contending there
From the height of my Promenade Solitaire.
"My "Promenade Solitaire"" by John Lawson Stoddard
It is ever the same old tale of greed,
Of robbing and killing the weaker race,
Of the word proved false by the cruel deed,
Of the slanderous tongue with the friendly face;
'Tis enough to make one's heart despair
Even here in my Promenade Solitaire.
"My "Promenade Solitaire"" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Stormwater infrastructure at the Promenade outlined.
Promenade Shops at Centerra.
The Promenade Shops at Centerra is gearing up for their spooktacular day of Halloween fun.
Halloween on the Promenade will take over on Sunday, October 28th from noon to 3:00pm in front of Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery.
The Promenade was held in conjunction with the Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts.
Toledo Pride will host its second annual festival on Aug 27 at Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo in support of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District.
Joseph the Worker Book Fair at the Promenade Shops.
Wellsville Promenade April 21, 2008.
East Village Holiday Promenade .
KCCI-TV interview on the East Village's 2012 Holiday Promenade on Nov 16.
Construction underway on The Promenade in Edgewater, N.J.
Barnes & Noble Renews Third Street Promenade Lease In Santa Monica.
Teacher's Night At Third Street Promenade Banana Republic Store Friday Night.
Restaurant Week at Promenade Shops ready to roll.
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