Simple Definition of avenue
: a wide street
: a path or driveway that leads to a house located off a main road
: a way of achieving something or of reaching a goal
Full Definition of avenue
1 : a way of access : route
2 : a channel for pursuing a desired object <avenues of communication>
3 a chiefly British : the principal walk or driveway to a house situated off a main road b : a broad passageway bordered by trees
4 : an often broad street or road
Examples of avenue
We drove down the avenue.
We plan to pursue all available avenues to get our message to the public.
They have closed off that avenue of discussion.
a new avenue of research
Origin of avenue
Middle French, from feminine of avenu, past participle of avenir to come to, from Latin advenire — more at adventure
First Known Use: 1600
Rhymes with avenue
aperçu, babassu, baby blue, ballyhoo, barbecue, billet-doux, bird's-eye view, black-and-blue, buckaroo, bugaboo, callaloo, caribou, catechu, clerihew, cobalt blue, cockapoo, cockatoo, Cotonou, counterview, curlicue, déjà vu, derring-do, detinue, feverfew, follow-through, gardyloo, hitherto, honeydew, ingenue, interview, IOU, Irish stew, jabiru, Jiangsu, kangaroo, Kathmandu, kinkajou, loup-garou, Makalu, manitou, marabou, McAdoo, microbrew, midnight blue, Montague, Montesquieu, Mountain View, ormolu, overdo, overdue, overshoe, overstrew, overview, parvenu, parvenue, pas de deux, passe-partout, pay-per-view, PDQ, peacock blue, peekaboo, peer review, petting zoo, Pompidou, Port Salut, rendezvous, residue, retinue, revenue, Roh Tae Woo, seppuku, Shikoku, sneak preview, succès fou, switcheroo, talking-to, teleview, Telugu, thereunto, thirty-two, thitherto, Timbuktu, tinamou, twenty-two, view halloo, vindaloo, w, wallaroo, waterloo, well-to-do, what have you, whoop-de-do, witches' brew, Xanadu
AVENUE Defined for Kids
Definition of avenue
1 : a wide street
2 : a way of reaching a goal <She saw the job as an avenue to success.>
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