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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.]
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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]
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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]
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boulevard

- From French, literally "rampart" or a "promenade on the site of a rampart."
See also related terms for rampart.
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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"
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boulevard

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

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

boulevard

[ˈbuːləvɑːʳ] Nbulevar m, zócalo m (Mex)
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boulevard

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

nBoulevard m
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boulevard

[ˈbuːləvɑːʳ] nviale m
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References in classic literature ?
She was not playing at being fluttered, which would have been simply ridiculous; she was doing her best to carry herself as a person so humble that, for her, even embarrassment would have been pretentious; but evidently she had never dreamed of its being in her horoscope to pay a visit, at night-fall, to a friendly single gentleman who lived in theatrical-looking rooms on one of the new Boulevards.
He is annihilating the crooked streets and building in their stead noble boulevards as straight as an arrow--avenues which a cannon ball could traverse from end to end without meeting an obstruction more irresistible than the flesh and bones of men--boulevards whose stately edifices will never afford refuges and plotting places for starving, discontented revolution breeders.
One day Desiree and I were on the Boulevards Italiens together, when a figure caught the commissionaire's eye that sent her across the street in a great hurry.
The stillness was scarcely troubled by the sound of the far-off thunder of traffic along the boulevards; the clear night air and everything about us combined to make a strangely unreal scene.
monsieur, in the course of the last week I have had two meetings on the boulevards, on account of the word you have just pronounced."
ONE fine, frosty Sunday in November, Frances and I took a long walk; we made the tour of the city by the Boulevards; and, afterwards, Frances being a little tired, we sat down on one of those wayside seats placed under the trees, at intervals, for the accommodation of the weary.
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.
"Go!" he cried, twisting the reins round his hands, and the troyka tore down the Nikitski Boulevard.
He had taken a room at the Hotel des Deux Ecoles, which was in a shabby street off the Boulevard du Montparnasse; it was convenient for Amitrano's School at which he was going to work.
He wanted to sit down and was looking for a seat; he was walking along the K Boulevard. There was a seat about a hundred paces in front of him.
That afternoon the ladies entertained a good many of their compatriots--more than was usual for them to receive at one time; and the drawing-room on the ground floor of a large house on the Boulevard des Philosophes was very much crowded.
"It is the social capital of a theatre on the boulevard, or a railroad from the Jardin des Plantes to La Rapee."