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Definition of "avenue" []

  • A wide street or thoroughfare. (noun)
  • A broad roadway lined with trees. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The drive leading from the main road up to a country house. (noun)
  • A means of access or approach: new avenues of trade. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "avenue" in a sentence
  • "The tree-lined main avenue is still called “Stalin Street” (an ethnic Georgian, Stalin was said to have also had Ossetian roots)."
  • "If crude oil really does run out or becomes prohibitively expensive to get, this avenue is available, and additional research and technological improvements need to be actively pursued."
  • "The reason the last administration didn't pursue that avenue is because there is No Oil in Israel or the Gaza Strip!"