- a street in New York City, famous for its theaters, restaurants, and bright lights.
- the theater district located on or near this street, especially as the center of the professional or commercial theater in the U.S.
- (of a play, theatrical performance, etc.) pertaining to, suitable for, or produced in the commercial theater, especially on Broadway: a Broadway show.
- acting or working on Broadway: a Broadway producer; a Broadway star.
- characteristic of or frequenting the theater district on Broadway.
- garish; tawdry.
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Examples from the Web for broadway
Pee-wee was also a family favorite, and we caught the show on Broadway.
I heard that at one point you were trying to put together a Batman musical on Broadway.
Only on Broadway could they write what they wanted and adventurously as they wished.When Broadway Musicals Were Dark And Subversive
December 16, 2014
As he debuts on Broadway, he talks Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, and the ‘gay sensibility’ in all he does.
“It feels very gratifying having gotten here,” Condon says of his Broadway debut.
Then he ventured into the heat and glare of Broadway where humanity stewed and wilted.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
This street reminds me so of Broadway that I have become quite homesick, that's all.A Woman Intervenes
Speaking of similes reminds us that there is one on Broadway.
But it was a different Broadway that Willis wrote them about.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
Might have been walking on Broadway, New York—from her style.The Law-Breakers
- a thoroughfare in New York City, famous for its theatres: the centre of the commercial theatre in the US
- of or relating to or suitable for the commercial theatre, esp on Broadway
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Word Origin and History for broadway
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Broadway is known for its theaters. (See also under “Fine Arts.”)
It is sometimes called the “Great White Way” because of its bright lights.
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