American English

Definition of avenue noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(abbreviation Ave., Av.) a street in a town or city a hotel on Fifth Avenue 120 Holland Park Avenue
  2. 2a choice or way of making progress toward something Several avenues are open to us. We will explore every avenue until we find an answer. He saw suicide as the only avenue left for him.
  3. 3a wide straight road with trees on both sides, especially one leading to a big house an avenue lined with palm trees
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: avenue