Synonyms for boulevard

Grammar : Noun
Spell : boo l-uh-vahrd, boo-luh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbʊl əˌvɑrd, ˈbu lə-

Définition of boulevard

Origin :
  • 1769, from French boulevard (15c.), originally "top surface of a military rampart," from a garbled attempt to adopt Middle Dutch bolwerc "wall of a fortification" (see bulwark) into French, which lacks a -w-. The notion is of a promenade laid out atop demolished city walls, a way which would be much wider than urban streets. Originally in English with conscious echoes of Paris; since 1929, in U.S., used of multi-lane limited-access urban highways. Early French attempts to digest the Dutch word also include boloart, boulever, boloirque, bollvercq.
  • noun street, often lined with trees
Example sentences :
  • We had left the Boulevard, and were approaching the white-domed library.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • After dinner, about six o'clock, I went on to the boulevard.
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov
  • He owned an extensive silk warehouse on the Boulevard des Capucines.
  • Extract from : « A Zola Dictionary » by J. G. Patterson
  • It was the best room of the hotel, the first floor room, looking on to the Boulevard.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • She was also jealous because she didn't reek of musk like that boulevard work-horse.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • They seemed to be placed along the whole length of the Boulevard.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • I will take this Boulevard, I will cross this Square, so as to arrive there quicker.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • Why, I didn't know there was a vacant lot on the Boulevard, Mr. Williams.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then he, too, turned and walked cautiously up the Boulevard.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There were no vacations in the simple pension on the Boulevard de Clichy.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker

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Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019