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boul·e·vard

 (bo͝ol′ə-värd′, bo͞o′lə-)
n.
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.]

boulevard

(ˈbuːlvɑː; -vɑːd)
n
1.
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-)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boulevard - a wide street or thoroughfareboulevard - a wide street or thoroughfare  
street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"

boulevard

noun avenue, street, route, way, lane, highway, motorway, roadway, thoroughfare The boulevard is lined by parking spaces.

boulevard

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations

boulevard

[ˈbuːləvɑːʳ] Nbulevar m, zócalo m (Mex)

boulevard

[ˈbuːləvɑːrd ˈbuːlvɑːr] n (= avenue) → boulevard m

boulevard

nBoulevard m

boulevard

[ˈbuːləvɑːʳ] nviale m
References in classic literature ?
he added, with a look of disgust as they drove along the boulevard to the Place Napoleon in the old city.
There had come to Scully a proposition to nominate a certain rich brewer who lived upon a swell boulevard that skirted the district, and who coveted the big badge and the "honorable" of an alderman.
The Golden Fortune, therefore, backed by towering woodlands, looked out to sea at one side, across to the breakwater headland on another, and on its land side commanded a complete view of the gay little haven, with its white houses built terrace on terrace upon its wooded slopes, connected by flights of zigzag steps, by which the apparently inaccessible shelves and platforms circulated their gay life down to the gay heart of the place,--the circular boulevard, exquisitely leafy and cool, where one found the great casino and the open-air theatre, the exquisite orchestra, into which only the mellowest brass and the subtlest strings were admitted, and the Cafe du Ciel, charmingly situated among the trees, where the boulevard became a bridge, for a moment, at the mouth of the river Sly.
Debienne lived at the corner of the Rue Scribe and the Boulevard des Capucines; Poligny, in the Rue Auber.
Often, too, he would lend Van Tromp the matter of a pound, in view of that gentleman's contemplated departure for Australia; there would be a scene of farewell almost touching in character, and a week or a month later they would meet on the same boulevard without surprise or embarrassment.
Some of the streets-- especially Montgomery Street, which is to San Francisco what Regent Street is to London, the Boulevard des Italiens to Paris, and Broadway to New York-- were lined with splendid and spacious stores, which exposed in their windows the products of the entire world.
Men in their senses do not quit their hotel in the Rue du Helder, their walk on the Boulevard de Gand, and the Cafe de Paris.
Neither does he encounter her on the smooth-rolled, tree shaded Boulevard, in the green and sunny park, whither she repairs clad in her becoming walking dress, her scarf thrown with grace over her shoulders, her little bonnet scarcely screening her curls, the red rose under its brim adding a new tint to the softer rose on her cheek; her face and eyes, too, illumined with smiles, perhaps as transient as the sunshine of the gala-day, but also quite as brilliant; it is not his office to walk by her side, to listen to her lively chat, to carry her parasol, scarcely larger than a broad green leaf, to lead in a ribbon her Blenheim spaniel or Italian greyhound.
It attracted great attention on the Boulevard, as we came along.
They live only in the Boulevard Haussman, which is less picturesque; but in spite of this they have a great deal of the Balzac tone.
AT thirty-four, Martin was still unmarried, and though he had not travelled far on that strange road to affluence which for some seems a macadamized boulevard, but for so many, like himself, a rough cow-path, he had done better than the average farmer of Fallon County.
Kouka really consists of two distinct towns, separated by the "Dendal," a large boulevard three hundred yards wide, at that hour crowded with horsemen and foot passengers.