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av·e·nue

 (ăv′ə-no͞o′, -nyo͞o′)
n.
1. Abbr. Ave. or Av. A wide street or thoroughfare.
2.
a. A broad roadway lined with trees.
b. Chiefly British The drive leading from the main road up to a country house.
3. A means of access or approach: new avenues of trade.

[French, from Old French, arrival, from feminine past participle of avenir, to approach, from Latin advenīre, to come to; see advent.]

avenue

(ˈævɪˌnjuː)
n
1. (Human Geography)
a. a broad street, often lined with trees
b. (capital as part of a street name) a road, esp in a built-up area: Shaftesbury Avenue.
2. (Human Geography) a main approach road, as to a country house
3. (Human Geography) a way bordered by two rows of trees: an avenue of oaks.
4. a line of approach: explore every avenue.
[C17: from French, from avenir to come to, from Latin advenīre, from venīre to come]

av•e•nue

(ˈæv əˌnyu, -ˌnu)

n.
1. a wide street or main thoroughfare.
2. a means of access or attainment: avenues of escape.
3. a way or means of entering into or approaching a place: the avenues to India.
4. Chiefly Brit.
a. a wide, usu. tree-lined road or driveway to a country house.
b. a suburban residential street.
[1590–1600; < French, literally, approach, derivative of feminine past participle of avenir < Latin advenīre to arrive]

Avenue, Avenues

 a double row of trees or pillars acting as a passageway, also used figuratively.
Examples: avenues of research; of thought; of wealth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avenue - a line of approachavenue - a line of approach; "they explored every avenue they could think of"; "it promises to open new avenues to understanding"
approach, plan of attack, attack - ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
2.avenue - a wide street or thoroughfareavenue - a wide street or thoroughfare  
street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"

avenue

noun
1. street, way, course, drive, road, pass, approach, channel, access, entry, route, path, passage, entrance, alley, pathway, boulevard, driveway, thoroughfare It is set in landscaped grounds at the end of a tree-lined avenue.
2. method, line, approach, direction, path He was presented with 80 potential avenues of investigation.

avenue

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations
جادَه، شارِعطَرِيق مُشَجَّرطَريق مُشَجَّـر
авеню
třídaalej
avenue=-gadeallé
puistokatu
שׂדרה
avenija
fasor
breiîgata
大通り
대로
alėjaaveniu
alejaavēnijagatve
cale
aleja
avenija
aveny (n)
ถนนสายใหญ่
đại lộ

avenue

[ˈævənjuː] N
1. (= road) → avenida f, paseo m
2. (fig) → vía f, camino m
to explore every avenueexplorar todas las vías or todos los caminos

avenue

[ˈævɪnjuː] n
(= street) → avenue f
(fig) (= approach) → piste f
to explore every avenue → explorer toutes les pistes

avenue

n
(tree-lined) → Allee f; (= broad street)Boulevard m
(fig: = method) → Weg m; avenues of approachVerfahrensweisen; an avenue of approach to the problemein Weg, das Problem anzugehen; avenue of escapeAusweg m; to explore every avenuealle sich bietenden Wege prüfen

avenue

[ˈævənjuː] nviale m (fig) → strada, via

avenue

(ˈӕvinjuː) noun
1. a road, often with trees along either side.
2. (often abbreviated to Ave . when written) a word used in the names of certain roads or streets. His address is 14 Swan Avenue.

avenue

طَرِيق مُشَجَّر třída avenue Allee λεωφόρος avenida puistokatu avenue avenija viale 大通り 대로 boulevard aveny aleja avenida аллея aveny (n) ถนนสายใหญ่ bulvar đại lộ 大街
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They overhung the archway, thrust themselves between the bars of the great gate with a sweet welcome to passers-by, and lined the avenue, winding through lemon trees and feathery palms up to the villa on the hill.
Another piece called to her mind a dainty young woman clad in an Empire gown, taking mincing dancing steps as she came down a long avenue between tall hedges.
The Hurons, if they come, may not gain our position so easily as they think," he slowly muttered; and propping his head back against the rock, he seemed to await the result in patience, though his gaze was unceasingly bent on the open avenue to their place of retreat.
Went on the loose; had with him about five hundred dollars belonging to the firm; he's with Isaacs & Sons now, shoe people on Sixth Avenue.
The fellow (gentleman, as he styled himself) can hardly have been other than a spurious interloper; for, instead of seeking office from the king or the royal governor, or urging his hereditary claim to Eastern lands, he bethought himself of no better avenue to wealth than by cutting a shop-door through the side of his ancestral residence.
In fact, adown the vista of the garden avenue, a number of persons were seen approaching towards the house.
Driving at that hour, on a lovely day, through a country to which the summer sweetness seemed to offer me a friendly welcome, my fortitude mounted afresh and, as we turned into the avenue, encountered a reprieve that was probably but a proof of the point to which it had sunk.
Having the advantage of her in altitude, the driver had stood his ground and even ventured to attempt to speak; and the result had been a furious altercation, which, continuing all the way down Ashland Avenue, had added a new swarm of urchins to the cortege at each side street for half a mile.
The wagon rolled up a weedy gravel walk, under a noble avenue of China trees, whose graceful forms and ever-springing foliage seemed to be the only things there that neglect could not daunt or alter,--like noble spirits, so deeply rooted in goodness, as to flourish and grow stronger amid discouragement and decay.
Between the curving line of hotels and the lake is a broad avenue with lamps and a double rank of low shade trees.
This main avenue was not more than eight or ten feet wide.
I would allow my- self to suffer under the greatest imputations which evil-minded men might suggest, rather than excul- pate myself, and thereby run the hazard of closing the slightest avenue by which a brother slave might clear himself of the chains and fetters of slavery.