Boulevard



a broad avenue in a city, usually having areas at the sides or center for trees, grass, or flowers.
Also called boulevard strip. Upper Midwest. a strip of lawn between a sidewalk and the curb.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII) Charles Paul de Kock
A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
Expediter Dallas McCord Reynolds

noun

a wide usually tree-lined road in a city, often used as a promenade
(capital as part of a street name): Sunset Boulevard

(mainly Canadian)

a grass strip between the pavement and road
the strip of ground between the edge of a private property and the road
the centre strip of a road dividing traffic travelling in different directions

n.

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