What does Avenue mean?

Definitions for Avenue
ˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnuAvenue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avenuenoun

    a line of approach

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

  2. avenue, boulevardnoun

    a wide street or thoroughfare

Wiktionary

  1. avenuenoun

    A broad street, especially one bordered by trees.

  2. avenuenoun

    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. avenuenoun

    The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.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

    A method or means by which something may be accomplished.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Avenuenoun

    Etymology: avenue, Fr.

    Good guards were set up at all the avenues of the city, to keep all people from going out. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    Truth is a strong-hold, and diligence is laying siege to it: so that it must observe all the avenues and passes to it. South.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avenuenoun

    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. Avenuenoun

    the principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered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

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

  4. Etymology: [F. avenue, fr. avenir to come to, L. advenire. See Advene.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avenue

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. avenue

    The inlet into a port.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Avenue in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Avenue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Avenue in a Sentence

  1. Laith Alkhouri:

    ISIS super-temporarily seizes areas, flexes its muscles, subdues locals, even recruits from amongst them, and taunts governments by exposing security flaws or weaknesses, this is a considerably important avenue for ISIS's growth.

  2. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison:

    What we now know is that both shootings are related, as we now know the perpetrators of Officer Holley's shooting, they then left that scene, went to Lucia Avenue and then committed that homicide of Justin Johnson.

  3. New York:

    It's not only what happened here in Buffalo New York, but it's what is happening on Buffalo Avenue in Brooklyn and the Buffalo Avenues all across our nation, that's why I'm here in solidarity with the mayor, who has been vociferous of dealing with this sickness of the over proliferation of gun violence, and we're going to continue to mobilize together.

  4. Chairman Richard Baker:

    We think there's a real opportunity to grow our business here. There would be no room for Hudson's Bay, or Lord & Taylor in these markets, but we think there's great potential opportunity for Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Off 5th.

  5. Atlanta Police Department:

    While fleeing, the Silverado drove into the front of a marked patrol vehicle and the passenger fired a handgun toward officers, the truck then fled down Cascade Avenue and struck an SUV before crashing into a vacant building at 804 Cascade Avenue.

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