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 (prŏm′ə-nād′, -näd′)
a. A leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity.
b. A public place for such walking.
a. A formal dance; a ball.
b. A march of all the guests at the opening of a ball.
3. A square-dance figure in which couples march counterclockwise in a circle.
4. In ballet, a slow supported turn on one foot.
v. prom·e·nad·ed, prom·e·nad·ing, prom·e·nades
1. To go on a leisurely walk.
2. To execute a promenade at a ball or in square dancing.
1. To take a promenade along or through: "[The] young women ... promenaded the streets in the cool of evening" (Charles Dickens).
2. To take or display on or as if on a promenade: promenade a friend; promenade one's charms.

[French, from promener, to take for a walk, from Latin prōmināre, to drive forward : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + mināre, to drive with shouts (from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men- in Indo-European roots).]

prom′e·nad′er n.


(= walker)Spaziergänger(in) m(f)
(Brit: in concert) → Stehplatzbesucher(in) m(f); PromenaderBesucher(in) m(f)der Londoner Prom-Konzerte


[ˌprɒmɪˈnɑːdəʳ] n (Brit) (Mus) → spettatore/trice (di un concerto)
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From their dress, covered with dust, and from a certain easy manner by means of which a man accustomed to travel is always recognizable, the two friends excited the attention of a few promenaders.
It was the luncheon interval, and though the next race was the most important of the day, the stream of promenaders had thinned off a little.
There were one or two cartloads of refugees passing along Oxford Street, and several in the Marylebone Road, but so slowly was the news spreading that Regent Street and Port- land Place were full of their usual Sunday-night promenaders, albeit they talked in groups, and along the edge of Regent's Park there were as many silent couples "walking out" together under the scattered gas lamps as ever there had been.
At these words, which produced the effect of a peal of thunder, prevailing over the orchestra, the singing and the buzz of the promenaders, the cardinal and the queen-mother looked at each other with surprise.
What they felt the lack of most bitterly was tobacco, and Captain Nichols, for his part, could not do without it; he took to hunting the "Can o' Beer," for cigarette-ends and the butt-end of cigars which the promenaders of the night before had thrown away.
What a monstrous fine girl that is in the lodgings over the milliner's," one of these three promenaders remarked to the other; "Gad, Crawley, did you see what a wink she gave me as I passed?
Between the promenaders and the side-walks are seated hundreds and hundreds of people at small tables, smoking and taking granita, (a first cousin to ice-cream;) on the side-walks are more employing themselves in the same way.
Something white was fluttering past once more, and Raffles, stepping forth, made the promenaders three.
She explained: "There's lots of living history, with promenaders and re-enactors dressed in 1940s clothes, and vehicle displays.
These days the proceeds are split between two worthwhile causes - North East Promenaders Against Cancer, which distributed the proceeds of the City Hall concerts, and WaterAid, the charity championed for many years in this region by Northumbrian Water.
Promenaders will have a treat, with the cellist showing a real intensity and quite passion.
motorists cruising and promenaders strolling along Roxas Boulevard are familiar with the statues of revered personalities: Sen.