- a wide, usually tree-lined road, path, driveway, etc., through grounds to a country house or monumental building.
- a suburban, usually tree-lined residential street.
Origin of avenue
Examples from the Web for avenue
And the bells chimed for victory at 1211 Avenue of the Americas.
The marchers began to stream out of the park, where they walked West on 110th and then hung a right on 7th Avenue.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters|Olivia Nuzzi|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Metamorphosis is running at Lincoln Center, 63rd Street and 9th Avenue, until January 11, 2015.
I witnessed that tragedy a few blocks from where it occurred, standing motionless at 8th Street and 6th Avenue in lower Manhattan.13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever|Dean Obeidallah|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
James Ferguson, 29, a design student and paralegal, who lives on 89th and 1st Avenue, is among them.Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn|Tom Teodorczuk|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he turned into the avenue himself, Miss Merry, who was far ahead, happened to look back.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit|Charles Dickens
Soon I should have to give in, for the horses made merry play down the avenue.Simon Dale|Anthony Hope
The young people gazed after it, till the closing of the great gates at the end of the avenue excluded it from their view.The Flower Basket|Unknown
On the left, where the hedges and the avenue were not so thick, the waggons were piled one upon another to make a barrier.Life of Edward the Black Prince|Louise Creighton
The avenue was free from weeds and in order, the two gates beyond him were new and substantial.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for avenue
- a broad street, often lined with trees
- (capital as part of a street name) a road, esp in a built-up areaShaftesbury Avenue
Word Origin for avenue
Word Origin and History for avenue
c.1600, "a way of approach" (originally a military word), from Middle French avenue "way of access," from Old French avenue "act of approaching, arrival," noun use of fem. of avenu, past participle of avenir "to come to, arrive," from Latin advenire "to come to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning shifted to "a way of approach to a country-house," usually bordered by trees, hence, "a broad, tree-lined roadway" (1650s), then to "wide, main street" (by 1846, especially in U.S.).