promenaders

promenade

[prom-uh-neyd, -nahd]
noun
1.
a stroll or walk, especially in a public place, as for pleasure or display.
2.
an area used for such walking.
3.
a march of guests into a ballroom constituting the opening of a formal ball.
4.
a march of dancers in square dancing.
5.
a formal dance; prom.
verb (used without object), promenaded, promenading.
6.
to go for or take part in a promenade.
7.
to execute a promenade in square dancing.
verb (used with object), promenaded, promenading.
8.
to take a promenade through or about.
9.
to conduct or display in or as if in a promenade; parade: They promenaded their prisoner before the townspeople.

Origin:
1560–70; < French, derivative of promener to lead out, take for a walk or airing < Latin promināre to drive (beasts) forward (prō- pro-1 + mināre to drive); see -ade1

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promenade (ˌprɒməˈnɑːd)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) a public walk, esp at a seaside resort
2.  a leisurely walk, esp one in a public place for pleasure or display
3.  (US), (Canadian) a ball or formal dance at a high school or college
4.  a marchlike step in dancing
5.  a marching sequence in a square or country dance
 
vb
6.  to take a promenade in or through (a place)
7.  (intr) dancing to perform a promenade
8.  (tr) to display or exhibit (someone or oneself) on or as if on a promenade
 
[C16: from French, from promener to lead out for a walk, from Late Latin prōmināre to drive (cattle) along, from pro-1 + mināre to drive, probably from minārī to threaten]
 
prome'nader
 
n

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promenade
1567, "leisurely walk," from M.Fr. promenade, from se promener "go for a walk," from L.L. promenare "to drive (animals) onward," from pro- "forth" + minare "to drive (animals) with shouts," from minari "to threaten" (see menace). Meaning "place for walking" is 1648; specifically
"walkway by the sea" late 18c.; "dance given by a school" 1887. Verb meaning "to make a promenade" is from 1588.
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