A boulevard is a type of street. You can get to school by taking the four-lane boulevard, but to avoid all the traffic, you might use the less-traveled side streets.

A boulevard is a street or avenue, especially one that's very wide and lined with trees. Many boulevards have a median strip of grass and sometimes trees. Boulevard strip is the regional term for a patch of grass between a curb and a sidewalk, which in other places is called a tree lawn. The French word boulevard literally means "rampart," or "defensive embankment." Later it was adapted to mean "a promenade beside a rampart."

Definitions of boulevard
  1. noun
    a wide street or thoroughfare
    synonyms: avenue
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    Fifth Avenue
    an avenue in Manhattan that separates the east side of Manhattan from the west side
    Seventh Avenue
    an avenue in Manhattan that runs north and south
    type of:
    a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
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