[prom-uh-neyd, -nahd]


verb (used without object), prom·e·nad·ed, prom·e·nad·ing.

to go for or take part in a promenade.
to execute a promenade in square dancing.

verb (used with object), prom·e·nad·ed, prom·e·nad·ing.

to take a promenade through or about.
to conduct or display in or as if in a promenade; parade: They promenaded their prisoner before the townspeople.

Nearby words

  1. prom.,
  2. promastigote,
  3. promazine,
  4. prome,
  5. promegaloblast,
  6. promenade concert,
  7. promenade deck,
  8. prometaphase,
  9. promethazine,
  10. promethea moth

Origin of promenade

1560–70; < French, derivative of promener to lead out, take for a walk or airing < Latin promināre to drive (beasts) forward (prō- pro-1 + mināre to drive); see -ade1

Related formsprom·e·nad·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for promenade



mainly British a public walk, esp at a seaside resort
a leisurely walk, esp one in a public place for pleasure or display
US and Canadian a ball or formal dance at a high school or college
a marchlike step in dancing
a marching sequence in a square or country dance


to take a promenade in or through (a place)
(intr) dancing to perform a promenade
(tr) to display or exhibit (someone or oneself) on or as if on a promenade
Derived Formspromenader, noun

Word Origin for promenade

C16: from French, from promener to lead out for a walk, from Late Latin prōmināre to drive (cattle) along, from pro- 1 + mināre to drive, probably from minārī to threaten

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Word Origin and History for promenade
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