Definition of Fifth Avenue from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Fifth Avenue

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a New York street famous for its expensive shops and department stores (= large shops where many types of goods are sold in different departments), especially between 47th Street and 59th Street. Also on Fifth Avenue are the Empire State Building, St Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. The avenue divides the East Side and West Side of Manhattan. On 17 March each year, the central line along it is painted green for the St Patrick's Day parade (= procession).