avenue

noun av·e·nue \ ˈa-və-ˌnü , -ˌnyü \

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

  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

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Origin and Etymology of avenue

Middle French, from feminine of avenu, past participle of avenir to come to, from Latin advenire — more at adventure

AVENUE Defined for English Language Learners

avenue

noun

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

noun av·e·nue \ ˈa-və-ˌnü , -ˌnyü \

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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