a line of approach
"they explored every avenue they could think of"; "it promises to open new avenues to understanding"
a wide street or thoroughfare
A broad street, especially one bordered by trees.
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.
The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.
A method or means by which something may be accomplished.
There are several avenues by which we can approach this problem.
Origin: From avenue, from avenue, feminine past participle of avenir, from advenire, from ad + venire.
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the principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered
a broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York
Origin: [F. avenue, fr. avenir to come to, L. advenire. See Advene.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
av′en-ū, n. the principal approach to a country-house, usually bordered by trees: a double row of trees, with or without a road: a wide and handsome street, with or without trees, esp. in America: any passage or entrance into a place: (fig.) means of access or attainment. [Fr.: from L. ad, to, venīre, to come.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'AVENUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4422
Rank popularity for the word 'AVENUE' in Nouns Frequency: #1925
The numerical value of AVENUE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of AVENUE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's going to put it up there with Madison Avenue and Rodeo Drive.
It's just another avenue to open up a dialogue with parents about safety.
We were able to save a life, it's just another avenue to open up a dialogue with parents about safety.
At gun shows, private vendors are not required to conduct criminal background checks, creating an easy avenue for criminals to illegally gain access to guns.
That the justice system provided an avenue for an immediate release to freedom for Mr. Elmore that was previously not available to him is more justice than injustice.
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Translations for AVENUE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- алея, авенюBulgarian
- avingudaCatalan, Valencian
- avenue, alléDanish
- δρόμος, οδός, λεωφόρος, αστική οδική αρτηρίαGreek
- avenida, vía, caminoSpanish
- valtakatu, puistokatu, reittiFinnish
- sugárút, útHungarian
- պրոսպեկտ, պողոտաArmenian
- breiðstræti, troðIcelandic
- corso, vialeItalian
- გამზირი, პროსპექტიGeorgian
- weg, laanDutch
- aleja, podjazdPolish
- واټPashto, Pushto
- cale, avenueRomanian
- авеню, проспектRussian
- đại lộVietnamese
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