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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esplanade  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  esplanade 
  n  :  a  long  stretch  of  open  level  ground  (paved  or  grassy)  for 
  walking  beside  the  seashore 




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