英 [,prɒmə'nɑːd; -'neɪd; 'prɒm-]
- vi. 散步
- vt. 散步，漫步；骑马
- n. 散步；舞会；骑马
- adj. 散步的
- promenade:  Promenade was borrowed from French. It was a derivative of se promener ‘go for a walk’, which came from late Latin prōmināre ‘drive forward’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix prō- ‘forward’ and mināre ‘drive’. It was originally used in English for a ‘leisurely walk’; ‘place for walking’ followed in the mid-17th century, but it does not seem to have been applied specifically to a ‘walk-way by the sea’ until the end of the 18th century. The abbreviation prom dates from the early 20th century. The term promenade concert originated in the 1830s.
- promenade (n.)
- 1560s, "leisurely walk," from Middle French promenade (16c.), from se promener "go for a walk," from Late Latin prominare "to drive (animals) onward," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + minare "to drive (animals) with shouts," from minari "to threaten" (see menace (n.)).
Meaning "place for walking" is 1640s; specifically "walkway by the sea" late 18c.; British sense of "music hall favored by 'loose women and the simpletons who run after them'" is attested from 1863. Sense of "dance given by a school" is from 1887.
- promenade (v.)
- "to make a promenade," 1580s, from promenade (n.). Related: Promenaded; promenading.
- 1. They walked along the promenade on a rainy night.
- 2. People came out in smarter clothes to promenade along the front.
- 3. A wide promenade allows many people to walk at the same time.
- 4. We took a promenade along the canal after Sunday dinner.
- 5. The Easter promenade is well known as a fashion show.
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