Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.
A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.
major street ?? Fr boulevard, Du bul "trunk of a tree" vark "work", defending bulwark, fortification
a wide street or thoroughfare
a broad urban thoroughfare, usually tree-lined and with a broad median.
a broad street with rows of trees planted along it
A street lined with trees or constructed with a landscaped median.
A tree lined street, sometimes constructed with a landscaped median.
A French term referring to a low earthwork placed in front of a gate or section of a wall to mount cannons. Also, can refer to a terreplein or level space where heavy guns can be mounted behind the parapet at the top of a rampart The photo shows the terreplein of the Fortresses of Liège.
Boulevard (French, from Dutch Bolwerk – bolwark, meaning bastion) has several generally accepted meanings. It was first introduced in the French language in 1435 as boloard and has since been altered into boulevard.
Boulevard (usually referred to as "The Boulevard" although the street name does not include any definite article) is a historic street in the near West End of Richmond, Virginia providing access to Byrd Park. It serves as the Border between the Carytown/Museum District to the west and the Fan district to the East. Attempts have been made to rename the street after Arthur Ashe, a tennis star and social activist who was born and grew up in Richmond proper, but no renaming attempts have succeeded thus far.