英 [,esplə'neɪd; -'nɑːd]
es-, 向外，同ex-. plan, 平地。即展开的一片平地，广场。
- esplanade:  Essentially, esplanade is the same word as explain, but whereas explain has lost its underlying literal meaning, esplanade has retained at least a memory of it. It comes ultimately from Latin explānāre, which meant ‘flatten out’, and so esplanade (acquired via French from the Spanish past participle esplanada) was originally simply a ‘large level area’. Its application to the ‘promenade’ at seaside towns is a comparatively recent development.
- esplanade (n.)
- "open space, level or sloping, especially in front of a fortification," 1590s, from French esplanade (15c.), from Spanish esplanada "large level area," noun use of fem. past participle of esplanar "make level," from Latin explanare "to level" (see explain). Or perhaps the French word is from or influenced by Italian spianata, from spianare.
- 1. I bought a ticket for a show at the Esplanade Arts Centre.
- 2. The library esplanade is located on the third floor of the building.
- 3. A fine spray from the water right across the esplanade.
- 4. The bill for the Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay alone is $ 600 million.
- 5. Taken today outside Esplanade. Can you spot me on the top left corner?
- 这是今天在滨海中心拍的. 你能够在左上角找到我 吗 ?
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