av·e·nue /ˈævəˌnu, ˌnju/
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 The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.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.
n 1: a line of approach; "they explored every avenue they could
think of"; "it promises to open new avenues to
2: a wide street or thoroughfare [syn: boulevard]