Chiefly Southwestern U.S. a public walk shaded with trees.
(in Latin America) a boulevard, park, or public garden having such a walk.

Origin of alameda

1790–1800; < Spanish, equivalent to álam(o) poplar (see alamo) + -eda < Latin -ētum suffix denoting a grove or stand of trees


[al-uh-mee-duh, -mey-]


a city in W California. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for alameda

Historical Examples of alameda

  • On reaching the Alameda, a group of dark objects was seen among the trees.

  • In the meantime, Kit went to the office and afterwards to a bench in the alameda.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck

    Harold Bindloss

  • I live in Alameda county, where the Republicans have uniformly outvoted the Democrats.

  • Republican trenches from base to shoulder of the peak opposed Imperialist trenches under the Alameda trees.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • She left her merry home at the Alameda shore of the great bay to be the lonely lady of this distant domain.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage

British Dictionary definitions for alameda



mainly Southwestern US a public walk or promenade lined with trees, often poplars
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