a broad road in a town or city, typically having trees at regular intervals along its sides.
∎ [in proper names]
a thoroughfare running at right angles to the streets in a city laid out on a grid pattern:
a tree-lined road or path, esp. one that leads to a country house or similar building:
an avenue of limes.
a way of approaching a problem or making progress toward something:
three possible avenues of research suggested themselves.
•Matthew • countervalue • argue
•début • nephew • Pegu • ecu • rescue
•ague • Jehu
• emu • preview • Jesu
•mildew • miscue
• barbecue • curlicue
•honeydew • clerihew • retinue
•avenue • residue • impromptu • shoyu
•Autocue • Kikuyu • Bartholomew
•interview • Montague • overview
•curfew • purlieu • purview
Parallel lines of trees, with or without a path or road between them. 2.
Main approach to a country-house with regularly-planted trees on either side, a term imported from France
by John Evelyn
Wide, handsome street, with or without trees.
O'Malley & Wischke (eds.) (1997)