Pronunciation: (av'u-nyOO", -nOO"), [key]
1. a wide street or main thoroughfare.
2. a means of access or attainment: avenues of escape; avenues to greater power.
3. a way or means of entering into or approaching a place: the various avenues to India.
4. Chiefly Brit.
a. a wide, usually tree-lined road, path, driveway, etc., through grounds to a country house or monumental building.
b. a suburban, usually tree-lined residential street.
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