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noun [countable] avenue pronunciation in British English /ˈævəˌnjuː/
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  1. 1
    a wide straight road, especially one with trees on each side
    1. a.


      used in street names. The written abbreviation is Ave

      They live at 27 Shaftesbury Avenue.

    2. b.
      British a road or wide path with trees on each side that leads to a large house
  2. 2
    one of the methods you can use to achieve something

    We’ve been left with no other avenue but to go to court.

    explore/pursue/try an avenue:

    We have explored every possible avenue to find funding.



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