Meaning of promenade

prom•e•nade

Pronunciation: (prom"u-nād', -näd'), [key]
— n., v., -nad•ed, -nad•ing.
—n.
  1. a stroll or walk, esp. in a public place, as for pleasure or display.
  2. an area used for such walking.
  3. a march of guests into a ballroom constituting the opening of a formal ball.
  4. a march of dancers in square dancing.
  5. a formal dance; prom.
—v.i.
  1. to go for or take part in a promenade.
  2. to execute a promenade in square dancing.
—v.t.
  1. to take a promenade through or about.
  2. to conduct or display in or as if in a promenade; parade: They promenaded their prisoner before the townspeople.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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