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es·pla·nade

 (ĕs′plə-näd′, -nād′)
n.
A flat open stretch of pavement or grass, especially one designed as a promenade along a shore.

[French, from Italian spianata, from spianare, to level, from Latin explānāre, to make plain; see explain.]

esplanade

(ˌɛspləˈneɪd; -ˈnɑːd)
n
1. a long open level stretch of ground for walking along, esp beside the seashore. Compare promenade1
2. (Fortifications) an open area in front of a fortified place, in which attackers are exposed to the defenders' fire
[C17: from French, from Old Italian spianata, from spianare to make level, from Latin explānāre; see explain]

es•pla•nade

(ˈɛs pləˌnɑd, -ˌneɪd, ˌɛs pləˈnɑd, -ˈneɪd)

n.
an open level space, esp. one serving for public walks or drives along a shore.
[1675–85; < French < Italian spianata, < Latin explānāre to level]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esplanade - a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashoreesplanade - a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
mall, promenade - a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
Translations
رَحْبَه، مَيْدان
esplanadepromenade
EsplanadePromenade
opiî svæîi á jafnsléttu
aikštelė
esplanādepastaigu vieta
esplanáda
gezinti yolu

esplanade

[ˌespləˈneɪd] Npaseo m marítimo (Mil) → explanada f

esplanade

[ˌɛspləˈneɪd] nesplanade f

esplanade

n(Strand)promenade f

esplanade

[ˌɛspləˈneɪd] nlungomare m

esplanade

(espləˈneid) noun
a level space for walking or driving especially at the seaside. Our hotel is on the esplanade and overlooks the sea.
References in classic literature ?
Mathias was taken within twelve hours from his cell, then led to the jailer's lodge, where he was registered as leaving Loewestein, then taken to the Esplanade, from which there is a very fine prospect over a wide expanse of country.
The Pontelliers possessed a very charming home on Esplanade Street in New Orleans.
It was strongly secured by a palisade on each side, as was the esplanade in front of the pavilions, and the whole was guarded by men-at-arms.
Later, after dinner, meeting both ladies on the esplanade, he gleaned further information--to wit, that her first name was Mary, that her aunt was glad to make his acquaintance, liked Marvis Bay but preferred Trouville, and thought it was getting a little chilly and would go indoors.
It was the unmovable expression, the faded stare she used to see on the esplanade whenever walking by his side hand in hand she raised her eyes to his face--while she chattered, chattered.
I walked in the sunshine, disregarding it, and in the shade of the big trees on the esplanade without enjoying it.
They advanced about thirty paces, and then stopped at a small esplanade surrounded with rocks, in which seats had been cut, not unlike sentry-boxes.