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[n] a line of approach; "they explored every avenue they could think of"; "it promises to open new avenues to understanding"
[n] a wide street or thoroughfare



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\Av"e*nue\, n. [F. avenue, fr. avenir to come to, L. advenire. See {Advene}.]
1. 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.'' --Macaulay. On every side were expanding new avenues of inquiry. --Milman.
2. The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.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.
3. A broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York.

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