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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb promenade:

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Definition of the noun promenade

What does promenade mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: promenades

  1. a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of promenade: prom
    • more generic words: ball / formal = a lavish dance requiring formal attire
  2. a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of promenade: mall
    • more generic words: paseo / walk / walkway = a path set aside for walking
    • more specific word: esplanade = a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
  3. a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
  4. a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: march / marching = the act of marching
    • part of: ball = the people assembled at a lavish formal dance
  5. a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of promenade: amble / perambulation / saunter / stroll
    • more generic word: walk = the act of walking somewhere
    • more specific words:
      • meander / ramble = an aimless amble on a winding course
      • walkabout = a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally

Alternative definition of the noun promenade


  1. Formal term for a prom, a dance.
  2. A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise.
  3. A dance motion consisting of a walk done while square dancing.

Definition of the verb promenade

What does promenade mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: promenaded | promenading | promenades

  1. march in a procession
  2. take a leisurely walk
    • examples: The ladies promenaded along the beach | They promenade down the river
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance

Alternative definition of the verb promenade


  1. To walk.
  2. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.


Promenade is a musical group.

  • album: "Part One"


  1. "Promenade" is The Divine Comedy's third album. It was released in 1994 on Setanta to much critical acclaim but little commercial success. It is a concept album about two lovers who spend a day at the seaside.
  2. "Promenade" is a composition.
  3. "Promenade" is a musical album of Kevin Burke & Mícheál Ó Domhnaill.
    • released in (36 years ago)
  4. "Promenade" is the second single by rap rock supergroup Street Sweeper Social Club from their debut self-titled album. The version that was released as a single differs from that on the album, the original version on the album is 2:31 in length whereas the extended version is 3:40 in length. The extended version features a guitar solo by Tom Morello, the extended version is also on The Ghetto Blaster EP, but is listed as the 'Guitar Fury remix'.


"Promenade" was an experimental musical comedy with book and lyrics by María Irene Fornés and music by Rev. Al Carmines, originally produced off-Broadway by Edgar Lansbury and Joseph Beruh. In a review in The New York Times for a 1983 New York revival, Stephen Holden linked the production to the Theatre of the Absurd: "This work, which suggests a mixture of Candide and Samuel Beckett viewed through Lewis Carroll's looking glass, is a little too avant-garde and absurdist to appeal to mainstream tastes. But in its odd way it's an exquisite piece of musical theater.


"Promenade" is a film.


"Promenade" is a painting by German Expressionist artist August Macke.

  • completed in (102 years ago)
  • media: oil paint


Promenade is a 1969-1970 theater production of the play by Maria Irene Fornes.

  • some of the awards:
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design nomination for Willa Kim
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design, received by Willa Kim

Phrases with Promenade

  1. promenade deck
  2. to promenade

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Promenade

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Google previewThe Brooklyn Experience (2016)

The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge by Ellen Freudenheim

TIP: The elevated Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a third of a mile, about five hundred meters. Enter at Montague Street,

A stroll on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is an exhilarating and uniquely New York experience. After the Brooklyn ...

Google previewVictory RUN 1-2-3 (2015)

Collected Victory RUN 1, 2, 3 by Devon Hartford

No, the Promenade is the perfect place for performers.

Google previewLake District (2004)

by Norman Buckley

By the lake shore, the promenade is a bustling place in high season, with all kinds of boating activity contributing to the...

Google previewSports Ticket (2004)

by Sportsfile

The promenade is a focal point so the best place to be is on a side road leading off from the main strip. It's popular and often booked up a year ahead. If you want to retreat from the world of bikes between racing and enjoy the quieter side of the ...

Google previewCruising the Mediterranean and Beyond (2012)

by Ronald Joseph Tocchini

The city's best-known promenade is a constant and colorful flood of humanity viewing flower stalls, bird vendors, mimes, musicians, newspaper kiosks, and outdoor cafés. Federico Garcia Lorca, one of Spain's most renowned playwrights, ...

Google previewThe Isle of Man (2001)

by Trevor Kneale, Derek Croucher

Church Street off the Harris Promenade is a quick way to reach St Thomas's Church - with fine frescoes by the gifted John Miller Nicholson - and the Manx Museum with the prizewinning 'Story of Mann' exhibition (see below). Broadway marks ...

Google previewStairway Walks in San Francisco (2014)

The Joy of Urban Exploring by Adah Bakalinsky, Mary Burk

The Embarcadero Promenade is a favorite of joggers and walkers. The shops inside the Ferry Building and the farmers' market (held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) offer plenty of gourmet 238 Walk 29 Past, Present & Future - The Blue ...

Google previewWaldameer Park (2013)

by Jim Futrell, Paul Nelson

, , As it is today, the Main Promenade is the heart of Waldameer Park. This picture from 190 shows a crowded day on the midway with visitors flocking to the carousel on the right and game buildings on the left. While most of the ...

Google previewDesigning circulation areas (2013)

Staged paths and innovative floorplan concepts by Christian Schittich

Beachfront promenade in Benidorm Architects: OAB — Office of Architecture in Barcelona With stairs, ramps and wave-shaped meanders, the beachfront promenade is a public urban space which provides access to the beach. Benidorm ...

Google previewThe spas of Germany (1838)

by Augustus Bozzi Granville

But a still more beautiful promenade is that from Bocklet to Steinach, three English miles distant. Two paths lead to it. Those who prefer, to the one through the valley, the more fatiguing yet interesting path across the mountain, will be amply ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre (2016)

by Patrice Pavis

PROMENADE. PERFORMANCE. PARCOURS, PARCOURS, RECORRIDO In this type of performance (what in French is known as a parcours théâtral or short theatrical trip), the audience is invited to walk through different places, inside or ...

Google previewThe National Encyclopaedia of Business and Social Forms, Embracing the Laws of Etiquette and Good Society ... (1879)

by James D. McCabe

All the couples half-promenade. Dar-d-dos. Back to back. Glisrade. A sliding step. Le grand rand. All join hands, and advance and retire twice. Le grand tour de rand. Join hands and dance round figure. Le grandpromenade. All promenade ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Radio (2015)

by Seán Street

BBC PROMENADE CONCERTS. Sometimes known as the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, the BBC Proms, or simply the Proms, this is an eightweek series of music concerts traditionally held throughout the British summer, mostly in the ...

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2011)

by Francis D. K. Ching

promenade An area used fora stroll or walk, esp. in a public place, as for pleasure ordisplay. alameda belvedere A building orarchitectural feature ofa building, designed and situated to look out upon a pleasing In ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Daily Wants (1866)

by Robert Kemp Philp

The figure generally terminates with the following dance: The couple at the top of the column balance to each other, turn partners twice round, take hands and promenade down between the columns till having arrived at the foot, the lady takes ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Games and Amusements (1884)

A Book of Sports and Pastimes for Boys and Girls with Full Directions for Their Rational Enjoyment in the House of Out-of-doors by Henry Frith

Top and opposite couples hands across ; then back again ; set and turn partners ; ladies' chain ; half promenade across ; half right and left to places. 2nd Figure. — Top gentleman advances and retreats twice. Set to corners and turn, each lady ...

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

a promenade (sense 1). 2 a promenade concert. promenade n 1 a broad paved walk, esp.

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Quotes about Promenade

Lazy summer promenade
Blonde girl - shallow eyes
Naked by a lake we swam beneath the paling moon (David Lacey)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1M3E1N1A1D2E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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