Definition of boulevard in English:

boulevard

noun

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

    in names ‘Sunset Boulevard’
    • ‘According to the municipality, 589 snowploughs had been cleaning the snow from the major streets and boulevards of the city.’
    • ‘New roads were constructed as wide boulevards to prevent fires from spreading from one side of the street to the other.’
    • ‘The boulevards are very wide and the city seems to be a sea of green!’
    • ‘I've dedicated a healthy portion of my life walking the streets and boulevards of Paris to find grainy bread here.’
    • ‘It is particularly fitting that one of our finest boulevards in the city be chosen.’
    • ‘I took his hand and we strolled slowly through the empty streets and quiet boulevards until we reached the royal gardens.’
    • ‘There is the ground-level city of streets and boulevards, and offices and homes.’
    • ‘The BCC took on numerous projects to develop huge parks and boulevards in the city in the recent years.’
    • ‘Soon they were away from the busy, narrow little streets and into elegant, wide boulevards.’
    • ‘This involved crossing wide French-style boulevards by foot, and nerves of steel are required.’
    • ‘The march initially proceeded along O'Connell Street, a broad boulevard in the city centre.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a European-style city with grand boulevards, classical buildings, a great cathedral and an opera house as well as a theatre.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All these freeways and boulevards have several lanes, with all the cars going in one direction.’
    • ‘Schools and community centers, streets and avenues, boulevards and bridges throughout the United States were named after him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An ubiquitous yellow cab halted briefly, on request, in one of the several boulevards lining this meticulously planned capital.’
    avenue, street, road, main road, high road, drive, row, lane, parade, promenade, way, roadway, thoroughfare
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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/