a wide street or main thoroughfare.
a means of access or attainment:
avenues of escape; avenues to greater power.
a way or means of entering into or approaching a place:
the various avenues to India.
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.
To the musicians, the Napster co-founders were outright thieves, providing an avenue to steal music without paying a dime for it.
15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry Alex Suskind June 5, 2014
No, over breakfast at the Empire Diner on 10th avenue and trust me, it’s a dream team.
Q and A with Tina Brown The Daily Beast October 4, 2008
A few days later, Mrs. Anderson attempted to ride in the whites-only car of the Eighth avenue railroad.
How a Racist Newspaper Defeated Lincoln in New York in the 1864 Election Harold Holzer May 1, 2013
Flooding in the enclave seemed to begin at avenue C and worsened moving eastward.
In Stuyvesant Town, Evidence of Hurricane Sandy’s Wrath Matthew DeLuca October 29, 2012
He was in their custody for three hours before arriving at the Fourth avenue jail.
Jail Death of Veteran Haunts Joe Arpaio, ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Terry Greene Sterling June 2, 2012
Rachel followed her, and they walked in silence down the avenue.
The Voyage Out Virginia Woolf
I cannot decide which way to turn to reach Fifth avenue again.
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
But there are plenty of other women living miles from anywhere who know what’s being worn on Fifth avenue.
Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
Ask your future husband if he knows a girl at 213 —— avenue.
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Hare walked down the avenue of cottonwoods and was about to turn the corner of the old forge when he stopped short.
The Heritage of the Desert Zane Grey
a broad street, often lined with trees
(capital as part of a street name) a road, esp in a built-up area: Shaftesbury Avenue
a main approach road, as to a country house
a way bordered by two rows of trees: an avenue of oaks
a line of approach: explore every 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.).
1091?–1162, Arab physician and writer in Spain: founder of Almohad dynasty. Historical Examples The most famous of the professors were Averroes, Albucasis and Avenzoar. The Evolution of Modern Medicine William Osler Ebn Zoar, better known as Avenzoar, may be looked upon as the authority in Moorish pharmacy. History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume […]
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner. Law. to allege as a fact. Historical Examples He was at the moment a graceful and silencing rebuke to those who aver that manner and attire be interdependent. The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson But doth he aver that his people were used […]
a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates an arithmetic mean: Her golf average is in the 90s. My average in science has gone from B to C this semester. a typical amount, rate, degree, etc.; norm. Statistics. arithmetic mean. Mathematics. a quantity intermediate to a set of quantities. Commerce. a charge paid […]
- Averaging light meter
an exposure meter that evaluates light measured from all parts of the picture area to generate an average reading.