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prom·e·nade  audio  (prm-nd, -näd) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity.
    2. A public place for such walking.
    1. A formal dance; a ball.
    2. A march of all the guests at the opening of a ball.
  1. A square-dance figure in which couples march counterclockwise in a circle.
VERB:
prom·e·nad·ed, prom·e·nad·ing, prom·e·nades
VERB:
intr.
  1. To go on a leisurely walk.
  2. To execute a promenade at a ball or in square dancing.
VERB:
tr.
  1. To take a promenade along or through.
  2. To take or display on or as if on a promenade.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from promener, to take for a walk, from Latin prminre, to drive forward : pr-, forward ; see pro-1 + minre, to drive with shouts (from minr, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men-2 in Indo-European roots)

OTHER FORMS:
prome·nader(Noun)


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