Av"e*nue (?), n. [F. avenue, fr. avenir to come to, L. advenire. See Advene.]


A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may by reached; a way of approach or of exit.

"The avenues leading to the city by land."


On every side were expanding new avenues of inquiry. Milman.


The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.

An avenue of tall elms and branching chestnuts. W. Black.


A broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York.


© Webster 1913.

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