What does avenue mean?

Definitions for avenue
ˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnuav·enue

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word avenue.

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.

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

  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.

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

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    The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.

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

  4. avenuenoun

    A method or means by which something may be accomplished.

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

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

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

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

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    the principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered

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

  3. Avenuenoun

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

    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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  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. Al Crook:

    We think of it as another avenue to attract and develop talent for the industry, with the proven track record of apprenticeships in Europe, we knew it was a fairly safe test to run.

  2. Thomai Serdari:

    A new idea like Allbirds that is trying to develop the local American market would have no business spending all their money on Fifth Avenue.

  3. Terry Pullinger:

    The CWU do not accept that closure of the Royal Mail Pension Plan is inevitable and will explore every avenue to defend it.

  4. Richard Sheehan:

    We were able to save a life, it's just another avenue to open up a dialogue with parents about safety.

  5. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey:

    Parents who pay and entrust the Wheeling-Charleston diocese and its schools to educate and care for their children deserve full transparency, our investigation reveals a serious need for the diocese to enact policy changes that will better protect children, just as this lawsuit demonstrates our resolve to pursue every avenue to effectuate change as no one is above the law.

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