[ bool-uh-vahrd, boo-luh- ]
/ ˈbʊl əˌvɑrd, ˈbu lə- /
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a broad avenue in a city, usually having areas at the sides or center for trees, grass, or flowers.
Also called boulevard strip .Upper Midwest. a strip of lawn between a sidewalk and the curb.
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Origin of boulevard

First recorded in 1765–75; from French, Middle French (originally Picard, Walloon ): “rampart, avenue built on the site of a razed rampart,” from Middle Dutch bol(le)werc;see bulwark

synonym study for boulevard

See street.
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How to use boulevard in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for boulevard

/ (ˈbuːlvɑː, -vɑːd) /

  1. a wide usually tree-lined road in a city, often used as a promenade
  2. (capital as part of a street name)Sunset Boulevard
mainly Canadian
  1. a grass strip between the pavement and road
  2. the strip of ground between the edge of a private property and the road
  3. the centre strip of a road dividing traffic travelling in different directions

Word Origin for boulevard

C18: from French, from Middle Dutch bolwerc bulwark; so called because originally often built on the ruins of an old rampart
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