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Avenue

Avenue
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. 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 The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.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.
Origin: f. Avenue, fr. Avenir to come to, L. Advenire. See Advene.


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