boulevard Definition

a wide street in a town or city, typically one lined with trees..

Using boulevard: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "boulevard" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The Champs-Élysées is a famous boulevard in Paris.

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    The hotel is located on a busy boulevard in the city center.

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    The parade marched down the boulevard, lined with spectators.

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    The shops on the boulevard are known for their high-end fashion.

boulevard Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for boulevard

Phrases with boulevard

  • a situation where people's hopes and plans have failed


    After losing his job, he felt like he was walking down the boulevard of broken dreams.

  • boulevardier

    a wealthy, fashionable socialite who frequents fashionable places


    He was a boulevardier, often seen at the most exclusive parties and events in town.

  • a situation where people's hopes and plans have succeeded


    After years of hard work, she finally felt like she was walking down the boulevard of life.

Origins of boulevard

from French 'boulevard', from Middle Dutch 'bolwerc', meaning 'bulwark'


Summary: boulevard in Brief

A 'boulevard' [ˈbuːləvɑːd] is a wide street lined with trees. It is typically found in towns and cities and is known for its elegance. Examples include the Champs-Élysées in Paris and the high-end fashion shops that line many boulevards. The phrase 'boulevard of broken dreams' refers to a situation where people's hopes and plans have failed.

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