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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
References in classic literature ?
Turan hesitated a moment in the face of almost certain discovery and then, assured that they must take him for one of their own people, he moved boldly into the avenue.
The rows of trees, running at right angles, enabled him to see along only one narrow avenue at a time.
Spofford Avenue is the finest residential street in Kingsport.
Along one broad avenue and then another he strode briskly until he had passed beyond the district of the nobles and had come to the place of shops.
The house in itself was already an historic document, though not, of course, as venerable as certain other old family houses in University Place and lower Fifth Avenue.
On the other side of the gate a sandy driver disappeared into an avenue of ragged and stunted elm trees, which effectually concealed any view of the house.
My home now was upon an avenue leading into the plaza from the south, the main artery down which we had marched from the gates of the city.
There have been two or three fine old trees cut down, that grew too near the house, and it opens the prospect amazingly, which makes me think that Repton, or anybody of that sort, would certainly have the avenue at Sotherton down: the avenue that leads from the west front to the top of the hill, you know," turning to Miss Bertram particularly as he spoke.
We had passed within its streets and were walking toward the central portion, when at an intersecting avenue we saw a body of green warriors approaching.
Down the avenue came boastfully sauntering a lad of sixteen years, although the chronic sneer of an ideal manhood already sat upon his lips.
This main avenue was not more than eight or ten feet wide.
Opening this also, she ran down the avenue, never lessening her speed till she stood outside the door of Lesser Hill.