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Meaning of BOULEVARD

Pronunciation:  'bûlu`vârd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a wide street or thoroughfare

BOULEVARD is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: avenue
 See Also: Fifth Avenue, street



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bou"le*vard`\, n. [F. boulevard, boulevart, fr. G.
bollwerk. See {Bulwark}.]
1. Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or
   fortified town.

2. A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished
   fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.

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