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Meaning of ESPLANADE

Pronunciation:  `esplu'neyd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore

ESPLANADE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: mall, promenade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Es`pla*nade"\, n. [F. esplanade, Sp. esplanada,
explanada, cf. It. spianata; fr. Sp. explanar to level, L.
explanare to flatten or spread out. See {Explain}.]
1. (Fort.)
   (a) A clear space between a citadel and the nearest houses
       of the town. --Campbell (Mil. Dict. ).
   (b) The glacis of the counterscarp, or the slope of the
       parapet of the covered way toward the country.

2. (Hort.) A grass plat; a lawn. --Simmonds.

3. Any clear, level space used for public walks or drives;
   esp., a terrace by the seaside.

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