verb (used without object), prom·e·nad·ed, prom·e·nad·ing.
verb (used with object), prom·e·nad·ed, prom·e·nad·ing.
- promenade concert,
- promenade deck,
- promethea moth
Origin of promenade
Examples from the Web for promenading
“How sweet the promenading, the seeing and being seen,” Franzen wrote.
The ship was no longer tossing so violently, and the deck was lively with people sitting in chairs or promenading up and down.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
The painted creature in light attire—disgustingly light attire, to speak freely—with whom you were promenading the garden.The Wonderful Visit|Herbert George Wells
Violet, who had also been promenading her glass, put it down.The Monster|Edgar Saltus
Word Origin for promenade
1560s, "leisurely walk," from Middle French promenade (16c.), from se promener "go for a walk," from Late Latin prominare "to drive (animals) onward," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + minare "to drive (animals) with shouts," from minari "to threaten" (see menace (n.)).
Meaning "place for walking" is 1640s; specifically "walkway by the sea" late 18c.; British sense of "music hall favored by 'loose women and the simpletons who run after them'" is attested from 1863. Sense of "dance given by a school" is from 1887.
"to make a promenade," 1580s, from promenade (n.). Related: Promenaded; promenading.