Definition of boulevard in English:

boulevard

noun

  • A wide street in a town or city, typically one lined with trees:

    [in names] ‘Sunset Boulevard’
    • ‘It is particularly fitting that one of our finest boulevards in the city be chosen.’
    • ‘According to the municipality, 589 snowploughs had been cleaning the snow from the major streets and boulevards of the city.’
    • ‘Schools and community centers, streets and avenues, boulevards and bridges throughout the United States were named after him.’
    • ‘By the time the march reached the other end of town, it had grown to nearly half a mile long, taking up both sides of the wide boulevards that crisscross Pittsburgh.’
    • ‘New roads were constructed as wide boulevards to prevent fires from spreading from one side of the street to the other.’
    • ‘The BCC took on numerous projects to develop huge parks and boulevards in the city in the recent years.’
    • ‘An ubiquitous yellow cab halted briefly, on request, in one of the several boulevards lining this meticulously planned capital.’
    • ‘The march initially proceeded along O'Connell Street, a broad boulevard in the city centre.’
    • ‘The city itself was quite charming, featuring wide, tree-lined boulevards.’
    • ‘I'd never been to Beverly Hills before, and the boulevards and streets had names that were mythology to me.’
    • ‘I've dedicated a healthy portion of my life walking the streets and boulevards of Paris to find grainy bread here.’
    • ‘There is the ground-level city of streets and boulevards, and offices and homes.’
    • ‘Soon they were away from the busy, narrow little streets and into elegant, wide boulevards.’
    • ‘The boulevards are very wide and the city seems to be a sea of green!’
    • ‘I took his hand and we strolled slowly through the empty streets and quiet boulevards until we reached the royal gardens.’
    • ‘All these freeways and boulevards have several lanes, with all the cars going in one direction.’
    • ‘It was a European-style city with grand boulevards, classical buildings, a great cathedral and an opera house as well as a theatre.’
    • ‘This involved crossing wide French-style boulevards by foot, and nerves of steel are required.’
    • ‘The city had cordoned off an area of about nine square blocks with Main Street the central boulevard for the party.’
    • ‘On the banks of the Danube, it is a city of lazy boulevards and pleasant cafes.’
    avenue, street, road, main road, high road, drive, row, lane, parade, promenade, way, roadway, thoroughfare
    strip, highway
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Origin

Mid 18th century: French, a rampart (later a promenade on the site of one), from German Bollwerk (see bulwark).

Pronunciation:

boulevard

/ˈbuːləvɑːd/