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A street that runs the length of Manhattan in New York City. It is famous for its theaters, and its name has become synonymous with show business. It is also known as the Great White Way, in reference to its brilliant street illuminations.
(usually in names) a large open or main road.
street, road, roadway, avenue, boulevard, wayView synonyms
- ‘As David is nearing the end of the street, it opens out onto one of the main broadways.’
- ‘North of Kilburn (which has always been wilder), and West of Hampstead (which has always been richer), walk down the broadway on a Saturday evening, and you'll see what Cricklewood is about.’
- ‘For him, the broadways could be lit up like a sparkling diamond brooch but there is only darkness within and there is a certain solitude even in the most hectic urban bustle.’
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