avenue

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noun av·e·nue \ˈa-və-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

Definition of avenue

  1. 1 :  a way of access :  route

  2. 2 :  a channel for pursuing a desired object avenues of communication

  3. 3a chiefly British :  the principal walk or driveway to a house situated off a main roadb :  a broad passageway bordered by trees

  4. 4 :  an often broad street or road

Examples of avenue in a sentence

  1. We drove down the avenue.

  2. We plan to pursue all available avenues to get our message to the public.

  3. They have closed off that avenue of discussion.

  4. a new avenue of research

Origin and Etymology 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


AVENUE Defined for English Language Learners

avenue

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noun av·e·nue \ˈa-və-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

Definition of avenue for English Language Learners

  • : 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


AVENUE Defined for Kids

avenue

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noun av·e·nue \ˈa-və-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

Definition of avenue for Students

  1. 1 :  a wide street

  2. 2 :  a way of reaching a goal She saw the job as an avenue to success.



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