promenade

Promenade is a fancy word for going out walking. If you like to stroll through town in a leisurely way, then you like to take promenades.

Besides meaning the nice walk you just took, the noun promenade can also mean a special walking place for pedestrians, like a boardwalk. You can also use it as a verb, and go promenading. In Square Dance, promenade is a move where the couples walk around in a circle, and you might be familiar with the promenade at your high school — or did you just call it "Prom"?

Definitions of promenade
  1. noun
    a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    synonyms: amble, perambulation, saunter, stroll
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    types:
    meander, ramble
    an aimless amble on a winding course
    walkabout
    a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
    type of:
    walk
    the act of walking somewhere
  2. noun
    a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
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    type of:
    march, marching
    the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
  3. noun
    a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
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    type of:
    contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance
    a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
  4. noun
    a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    synonyms: mall
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    types:
    esplanade
    a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
    type of:
    paseo, walk, walkway
    a path set aside for walking
  5. noun
    a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
    synonyms: prom
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    type of:
    ball, formal
    a lavish dance requiring formal attire
  6. verb
    take a leisurely walk
    “The ladies promenaded along the beach”
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    type of:
    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  7. verb
    march in a procession
    synonyms: parade, troop
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    type of:
    march, process
    march in a procession
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