[ prom-uh-neyd, -nahd ]
/ ˌprɒm əˈneɪd, -ˈnɑd /


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.

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 forms

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

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British Dictionary definitions for promenading


/ (ˌprɒməˈnɑːd) /



Derived Forms

promenader, 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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