What does avenue mean?

Definitions for avenue
ˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnuav·enue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avenue(noun)

    a line of approach

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

  2. avenue, boulevard(noun)

    a wide street or thoroughfare

Wiktionary

  1. avenue(Noun)

    A broad street, especially one bordered by trees.

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

  2. avenue(Noun)

    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. avenue(Noun)

    The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.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

    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. Avenue(noun)

    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. Avenue(noun)

    the principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered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

    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.

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

How to pronounce avenue?

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    Veena
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How to say avenue in sign language?

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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. President Trump:

    They dont mind if theres a protest of thousands of people walking down Fifth Avenue in New York City, but as soon as you get a great group of people, friendly, you know, innocent, nice people in here who want to come for a great cause, all of a sudden because its my father and its because its awesome, because its a platform that they dont approve of. You know, they all go nuts.

  2. Kari Stefansson:

    Human genetics is the study of human diversity, and what you are trying to do is to figure out how information lies in the genome that has an impact on human diversity. And having, for example, the genealogy gives you the avenue by which this information is passed from one generation to the next.

  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. Denny Heck:

    Unfortunately, when all is said and done, the answer is abundantly clear, there is nothing that could have. It is as though the President's boast that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in broad daylight and get away with Fifth Avenue in broad daylight was manifest. That takes its toll.

  5. Derek Dieter:

    Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg( Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg) took a passive approach with the police department, i've gone through four or five mayors, but this has taken a certain turn. Qualified minority officers leave, because there is no avenue of advancement or promotion.

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