Meaning of “avenue” in the English Dictionary

"avenue" in British English

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avenuenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæv.ə.njuː/ us /ˈæv.ə.nuː/

avenue noun [ C ] (ROAD)

C1 a wide road with trees or tall buildings on both sides, or a wide country path or road with trees on both sides:

Fremont Avenue

UK a road that leads to a large house

More examples

  • This avenue of mature trees has a preservation order on it.
  • We walked down a broad avenue lined with trees.
  • The Saint Patrick's Day marchers paraded up Fifth Avenue, past the cathedral.
  • King's Avenue is the first right.
  • The broad avenues are shaded by splendid trees.

(Definition of “avenue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"avenue" in American English

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avenuenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæv·ənˌju, -əˌnu/

avenue noun [ C ] (STREET)

a street, often a wide one, in a city or town:

Michigan Avenue in Chicago is famous for its elegant stores.

avenue noun [ C ] (POSSIBILITY)

a method or way of doing something; a possibility:

China and the United States are exploring avenues of military cooperation.
Only two avenues are open to us – accept his offer or file a lawsuit.

(Definition of “avenue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)