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 in a sentence
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 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
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
Definition of avenue for Students
1 : a wide street
2 : a way of reaching a goal <She saw the job as an avenue to success.>
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