What does avenue mean?

Definitions for avenue
ˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnuav·enue

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    The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.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    the principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered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

    I think Martin Luther King Sr. would be disappointed in the poverty that's still showing up on Auburn Avenue.

  2. 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.

  3. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed:

    If we were changing this name from Jefferson Davis Avenue to Stonewall Jackson Avenue, would that still be an issue ? what are we trying to preserve here ? I think those are the questions that many of our leaders at the state level have to answer.

  4. Dennis Basso Boutique:

    They knew what they were looking for, they broke down the door to my Madison Avenue store at 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve and took only the most expensive sable coats.

  5. European Council:

    This would give the EU and member states the legal means, by adopting appropriate urgent measures, to ensure effective vaccine production and supply for our population, i made this suggestion to the (European) Commission President von der Leyen so that we can explore this avenue imminently.

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