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avenuenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæv.ə.njuː/  us   /ˈæv.ə.nuː/
  • avenue noun [C] (ROAD)

C1 a ​wideroad with ​trees or ​tallbuildings on both ​sides, or a ​widecountrypath or ​road with ​trees on both ​sides: Fremont Avenue
UK a ​road that ​leads to a ​largehouse

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  • 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 ​fightcompletely.
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(Definition of avenue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​itselegantstores.
  • avenue noun [C] (POSSIBILITY)

a ​method or way of doing something; a ​possibility: China and the ​UnitedStates are ​exploring avenues of ​militarycooperation. 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)
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