Meaning of “esplanade” in the English Dictionary

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"esplanade" in British English

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esplanadenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈes.plə.neɪd/ us /ˈes.plə.nɑːd/ old-fashioned

Examples from literature

  • It has blossomed into a watering-place of some pretensions with a pier, an esplanade, and a generous profusion of public walks. 
  • Near the esplanade they found the finest shops, and the ladies went into some of them to see the goods. 
  • On such mornings, the hotel steps and the esplanade would be dotted with anxious groups waiting for breakfast, and observing the omens of the sky. 
  • She walked along the esplanade somewhat disappointed that the beach should all of it be large pebbles. 
  • There is also a fine esplanade for promenading, which in the season is well patronised. 

(Definition of “esplanade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)