from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity.
- n. A public place for such walking.
- n. A formal dance; a ball.
- n. A march of all the guests at the opening of a ball.
- n. A square-dance figure in which couples march counterclockwise in a circle.
- intransitive v. To go on a leisurely walk.
- intransitive v. To execute a promenade at a ball or in square dancing.
- transitive v. To take a promenade along or through.
- transitive v. To take or display on or as if on a promenade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A prom (dance).
- n. A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise.
- n. A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.
- v. To walk.
- v. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
- n. A place for walking; a public walk.
- intransitive v. To walk for pleasure, display, or exercise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A walk for pleasure or display, or for exercise.
- n. A place for walking.
- To walk about or up and down for amusement, display, or exercise; also, recently, to take exercise in carriage, saddle, or boat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take a leisurely walk
- n. a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
- n. a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
- n. a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
- v. march in a procession
- n. a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
- n. a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
French, from promener, to take for a walk, from Latin prōmināre, to drive forward : prō-, forward; see pro- + mināre, to drive with shouts (from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French promenade, from promener ("to walk"). (Wiktionary)