Definitions for AVENUEˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

av•e•nueˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnu(n.)

  1. a wide street or main thoroughfare.

  2. a means of access or attainment:

    avenues of escape.

  3. a way or means of entering into or approaching a place:

    the avenues to India.

  4. Chiefly Brit. a wide, usu. tree-lined road or driveway to a country house. a suburban residential street.

    Category: British

Origin of avenue:

1590–1600; < F, lit., approach, der. of fem. ptp. of avenir < L advenīre to arrive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avenue(noun)

    a line of approach

    "they explored every avenue they could think of"; "it promises to open new avenues to understanding"

  2. avenue, boulevard(noun)

    a wide street or thoroughfare

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. avenue(noun)ˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnu

    a wide road

    a tree-lined avenue

  2. avenueˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnu

    a possible method

    to explore all avenues; avenues of communication

Wiktionary

  1. avenue(Noun)

    A broad street, especially one bordered by trees.

  2. avenue(Noun)

    A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may be reached; a way of approach or of exit.

  3. avenue(Noun)

    The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.

  4. avenue(Noun)

    A method or means by which something may be accomplished.

    There are several avenues by which we can approach this problem.

  5. Origin: From avenue, from avenue, feminine past participle of avenir, from advenire, from ad + venire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avenue(noun)

    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

  2. Avenue(noun)

    the principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered

  3. Avenue(noun)

    a broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York

Freebase

  1. Avenue

    In landscaping, an avenue or allée is traditionally a straight route with a line of trees or large shrubs running along each, which is used, as its French source venir indicates, to emphasize the "coming to," or arrival at a landscape or architectural feature. In most cases, the trees planted in an avenue will be all of the same species or cultivar, so as to give uniform appearance along the full length of the avenue. The French term allée is confined normally to avenues planted in parks and landscape gardens.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AVENUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4422

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AVENUE' in Nouns Frequency: #1925


Translations for AVENUE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

avenue(noun)

a road, often with trees along either side.

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