AskDefine | Define stroll

Dictionary Definition

stroll n : a leisurely walk (usually in some public place) [syn: amble, promenade, ramble, saunter, perambulation] v : walk leisurely and with no apparent aim [syn: saunter]

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  1. A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.
  2. A leisurely, relaxed gait


a wandering style
  • Estonian: jalutuskäik
  • French: flanerie
  • Italian: passeggiata
  • Norwegian: rusletur, spasertur
  • Portuguese: passeio
  • Spanish: paseo
  • Swedish: strövtåg
a gait
  • Norwegian: rusling, slentring, spasering


  1. To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.


to wander on foot

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Extensive Definition

An esplanade is a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk. This allows people to promenade along the sea front, usually for recreational purposes, whatever the state of the tide, without having to walk on the beach. Esplanades became popular in Victorian times when it was fashionable to visit seaside resorts.
The original meaning of esplanade was a large, open, level area outside fortress or city walls. Esplanade and promenade are sometimes used interchangeably, but that is a mistake. A promenade can be anywhere, and it is exclusively for walking, while an esplanade is for walking but also can include large boulevards or avenues with cars.
A similar term with the same meaning in hispanic world is rambla.

Examples of esplanades



See also riverwalk.


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stroll in Danish: Esplanade
stroll in German: Promenade
stroll in Polish: Esplanada
stroll in Portuguese: Calçadão
stroll in Finnish: Kävelykatu

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

airing, amble, andante, barge, bat around, bowl along, bum, bundle, claudicate, claudication, clump, constitutional, count ties, crawl, creep, dead march, divagate, dogtrot, drag, drag along, drag out, drift, droop, flit, flounce, foot, footpace, footslog, forced march, funeral march, gad, gad about, gait, gallivant, gallop, go about, go dead slow, go slow, go the rounds, halt, hike, hippety-hop, hit the road, hit the trail, hitch, hobble, hobo, hop, idle, inch, inch along, jaunt, jog, jog trot, jog-trot, jolt, jump, knock about, knock around, laze, leisurely gait, limp, linger, lock step, lumber, lumbering pace, lunge, lurch, march, meander, mince, mincing steps, mooch, mope, mosey, muck, mush, nomadize, pace, paddle, parade, peg, peregrinate, pererrate, peripatetic journey, peripateticism, piaffe, piaffer, plod, poke, poke along, prance, promenade, prowl, rack, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, run about, sashay, saunter, schlep, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, shuffle along, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slow march, slow motion, slowness, stagger, stagger along, stalk, stamp, step, stomp, straddle, straggle, stray, stretch, stride, strolling gait, strut, stump, swagger, swing, tittup, toddle, toddle along, totter, totter along, traipse, tramp, tread, trip, trot, trudge, turn, vagabond, vagabondize, velocity, waddle, walk, walk the tracks, walking tour, wamble, wander, wayfare, wiggle, wobble, worm, worm along
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