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.
leading to the city by land."
On every side were expanding new avenues of inquiry.
The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.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.
A broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York.
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