- boulder dam,
- boulez, pierre
Origin of boulevard
Examples from the Web for boulevard
The Boulevard Carnot, the seedy, downtrodden street that leads out of town, proved the point on my last night there.No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic|Liza Foreman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a boulevard with stacked neon-lit signs blanketing the buildings, Veatch finds the gaming arcade frequented by the Kims.‘Love Child’ Game Over: Internet Addicts Let Their Baby Starve to Death|Nina Strochlic|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As our car sped along the Boulevard de la Madeleine, I was filled with hope and excitement.
I walk a lot around the city, I go down to the beach, I like the boulevard.
But there is always a boulevard between getting everything you want and compromising your principles.
To trembling strings and flashing harp the high reed pipes again the song of the Boulevard, echoed by low bassoons.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
The hansom turned off the boulevard, affording Lanyard an opportunity to look back through the side window.Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
At the Chteau d'Eau, where the boulevard turns off at a right angle, four or five theatres stand together.
The enthusiasm of the warrior maiden was irresistible; the boulevard was soon heaped with the dead of both sides.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
He very often passes along the boulevard, and goes in the direction of the Glaciere, Rue Croulebarbe.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
- a wide usually tree-lined road in a city, often used as a promenade
- (capital as part of a street name)Sunset Boulevard
- a grass strip between the pavement and road
- the strip of ground between the edge of a private property and the road
- the centre strip of a road dividing traffic travelling in different directions
Word Origin for boulevard
1769, from French boulevard (15c.), originally "top surface of a military rampart," from a garbled attempt to adopt Middle Dutch bolwerc "wall of a fortification" (see bulwark) into French, which lacks a -w-. The notion is of a promenade laid out atop demolished city walls, a way which would be much wider than urban streets. Originally in English with conscious echoes of Paris; since 1929, in U.S., used of multi-lane limited-access urban highways. Early French attempts to digest the Dutch word also include boloart, boulever, boloirque, bollvercq.