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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

Etymologies

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)

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