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Meaning of AVENUE

Pronunciation:  'avu`nyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a line of approach; "they explored every avenue they could think of"; "it promises to open new avenues to understanding"
  2. [n]  a wide street or thoroughfare

AVENUE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: boulevard
 See Also: approach, attack, Fifth Avenue, plan of attack, street



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Av"e*nue\, n. [F. avenue, fr. avenir to come to, L.
advenire. See {Advene}.]
1. A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by
   which a place may by reached; a way of approach or of
   exit. ``The avenues leading to the city by land.''

         On every side were expanding new avenues of inquiry.

2. The principal walk or approach to a house which is
   withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach
   bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus

         An avenue of tall elms and branching chestnuts. --W.

3. A broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York.

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