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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promenade, promnoun

    a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year


  1. promnoun

    a promenade concert

    Etymology: Abbreviation of promenade.

  2. promnoun


    Etymology: Abbreviation of promenade.

  3. promnoun

    a formal ball held at a college near the end of the academic year

    Etymology: Abbreviation of promenade.


  1. Prom

    In the United States prom is a semi-formal dance or gathering of high-school students. It is typically held near the end of the senior year. It figures greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school students. High-school juniors attending the prom may call it "junior prom" while high-school seniors may call it "senior prom." In practice this may be a combined junior/senior dance. At prom, a Prom Queen and Prom King may be revealed. These are honorary titles awarded to students chosen in a school-wide vote prior to the prom, and are usually given to seniors. Juniors may also be honored, but would be called "Prom Prince" or "Prom Princess." Other students may be honored with inclusion in a "Prom Court." The selection method for Prom Court is similar to that of Homecoming Queen/Princess, King, and Court. Inclusion in a Prom Court may be a reflection of popularity of those chosen and their level of participation in school activities, such as clubs or sports. The Prom Queen and Prom King may be given crowns to wear. Members of the Prom Court may be given sashes to wear and photographed together.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prom in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of prom in a Sentence

  1. Barbara St. Fleur:

    You usually don’t hear about a dress or fashion unless a person is wearing something inappropriate, so for her to use her prom dress for a good cause is amazing.

  2. Lucie Mareira:

    It was a relief to get it off our shoulders, and not feel the constant sadness of not having a prom, to know others felt the same way, by doing the photo shoot we're helping other people by saying we're going through it too.

  3. Rebecca Reason:

    Josie is pretty conservative and since the prom was at a Christian school, she was concerned about looking appropriate.

  4. Mitzi Clayton:

    The student asked several times if he could take his grandmother to prom. He was told no.

  5. Jennifer Alvarez:

    I wanted her to go to prom because that's a big experience in someone's life. You only get one time, she's going off to college.  There's going to be parties. She's going to get invited out to a bar or out to a club, and it's terrifying.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. jejune
    • C. currish
    • D. commensal

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