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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avenue  \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  withdrawn  from  the  road,  especially,  such  approach 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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avenue 
  n  1:  a  line  of  approach;  "they  explored  every  avenue  they  could 
  think  of";  "it  promises  to  open  new  avenues  to 
  understanding" 
  2:  a  wide  street  or  thoroughfare  [syn:  {boulevard}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Avenue,  MD 
  Zip  code(s):  20609 




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