an easy method or opening for entrance into a place a passage where a spot may by achieved a means of strategy or of exit
- a line of strategy
- an extensive street or thoroughfare
- an easy method or orifice for entrance into someplace; a passage by which a location may by reached; a way of approach or of exit.
- The principal stroll or approach to a house which will be withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered for each part by trees; any broad passageway hence bordered.
- A broad road; as, the Fifth Avenue in ny.
c.1600, "a means of method" (originally a military term), from center French avenue "way of access," from Old French opportunity "act of approaching, arrival," noun usage of fem. of avenu, previous participle of avenir "to come quickly to, arrive," from Latin advenire "to come to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see site). Meaning changed to "an easy method of way of a country-house," generally bordered by trees, thus, "an easy, tree-lined roadway" (1650s), then to "wide, primary road" (by 1846, especially in U.S.).
(n.) A means or opening for entrance into a spot; a passage by which a location may by reached; a means of method or of exit.
- (letter.) The main stroll or way of a property which will be withdrawn from roadway, especially, such strategy bordered for each side by trees; any broad passageway hence bordered.
- (n.) An extensive street; as, the Fifth in ny.
It was enclosed by Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and laid out by Charles II., and contains a fine avenue of Spanish chestnuts planted in his time.