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1. A broad city street, often tree-lined and landscaped.
2. Upper Midwest See boulevard strip.
3. Chiefly Midwestern US See median.
[French, from Old French bollevart, rampart converted to a promenade, from Middle Dutch bolwerc, bulwark; see bulwark.]
a. a wide usually tree-lined road in a city, often used as a promenade
b. (capital as part of a street name): Sunset Boulevard.
2. (Civil Engineering) chiefly
a. a grass strip between the pavement and road
b. the strip of ground between the edge of a private property and the road
c. the centre strip of a road dividing traffic travelling in different directions
[C18: from French, from Middle Dutch bolwerc bulwark; so called because originally often built on the ruins of an old rampart]
boul•e•vard(ˈbʊl əˌvɑrd, ˈbu lə-)
1. a broad avenue in a city, usu. having areas at the sides or center for trees, grass, or flowers.
2. Upper Midwest and Canada.
a. a strip of lawn between a sidewalk and the curb.
b. median (def. 6).
[1765–75; < French, Middle French (orig. Picard, Walloon): rampart]
boulevard- From French, literally "rampart" or a "promenade on the site of a rampart."
See also related terms for rampart.
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street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"