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English definition of “avenue”

avenue

noun [C] uk   /ˈæv.ə.njuː/ us    /-nuː/

avenue noun [C] (ROAD)

C1 a wide road with trees or tall buildings on both sides, or a wide countryside path or road with trees on both sides: Fremont AvenueUrban and residential streets UK a road that leads to a large houseUrban and residential streets

avenue noun [C] (POSSIBILITY)

C2 a method or way of doing something: We should explore/pursue every avenue in the search for an answer to this problem. Only two avenues are open to us - either we accept his offer or we give up the fight completely.
Synonym
Possible and probableWays of achieving things
(Definition of avenue from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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