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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Broadway, Great White Waynoun

    a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters


  1. Broadwaynoun

    The highest straight in poker, ace-king-queen-jack-ten.

  2. Broadwaynoun

    The wide road which runs diagonally through Manhattan, New York City.

  3. Broadwaynoun

    The theater district of Manhattan.

  4. Broadwaynoun

    The theatres in the Broadway theatre district; especially those covered by contracts between the owners and theatrical unions.

  5. Broadwaynoun

    The American theater industry.

  6. Broadwaynoun

    The government of Manitoba.

  7. Etymology: The Old English words "broad way" have been used to name wide roads and associated settlements for over a thousand years. Documented examples include Broadway, Somerset and Broadway, Worcestershire, England, which are listed in the Domesday Book census of 1086AD as "Bradewie" and "Bradeweia" respectively.


  1. Broadway

    Broadway is a song recorded by the Goo Goo Dolls. The song was released in January 2000 as the last single from their hit album Dizzy Up the Girl. Although not as popular as their previous other singles "Iris" and "Slide", the song still managed to hit number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number seven on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and number six on the Icelandic Singles Chart.


  1. broadway

    Broadway refers to a street in New York City, United States, which is famous for its theaters and the high quality, professional performances known as Broadway shows, often of plays and musicals. The term "Broadway" is also used symbolically to represent American theater as a whole. It is one of the major centers for theater in the English-speaking world.


  1. Broadway

    Broadway is a street in the U.S. state of New York. Perhaps best known for the portion that runs through the borough of Manhattan in New York City, it actually runs 15 mi through Manhattan and The Bronx, exiting north from the city to run an additional 18 mi through the municipalities of Yonkers, Hastings-On-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown and terminating north of Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County. It is the oldest north–south main thoroughfare in New York City, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. The name Broadway is the English literal translation of the Dutch name, Breede weg. Broadway is known worldwide as the heart of the American theatre industry.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Broadway is ranked #5247 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Broadway surname appeared 6,647 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Broadway.

    64.6% or 4,296 total occurrences were White.
    29.5% or 1,962 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 189 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 148 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 28 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Broadway in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Broadway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Broadway in a Sentence

  1. Greg Fischer:

    We had a horrible tragedy last night at 26th and Broadway, we lost a wonderful citizen named David McAtee.

  2. Charlotte St. Martin:

    It was an exciting season with something for everyone, from teens and tweeners to 20-somethings and then the rest of us, the Broadway audience is getting younger.

  3. Billy Ray:

    We talked backstage after I saw Jeff Daniels in' To Kill a Mockingbird' on Broadway, and I knew I was looking at the only person who could play Patrice Comey, lucky for me, Jeff Daniels said yes.

  4. Glenda Jackson:

    Coming back to Broadway is like coming home again, 'The Iceman Cometh' experience has been especially gratifying.

  5. Ian Petriello Eisenberg:

    I’m devastated that this icon of Broadway is leaving forever, and even if it does come back, it will never be the same.

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