- street running north and south through New York City, known as the center of the city's main theater and entertainment section
- the New York commercial theater or entertainment industry
Origin of Broadwaytranslated, translation of Dutch Breed Wegh
- An esplanade
- A street name, typically for a wide road; a broad way.
- The wide road which runs diagonally through Manhattan, New York City.
- A place name for a settlement which grew up around such a road. For example, Broadway, Worcestershire, Broadway, Somerset.
- The theater district of Manhattan.
- The theatres in the Broadway theatre district; especially those covered by contracts between the owners and theatrical unions.
- The American theater industry.
- (Manitoba, idiomatic) The government of Manitoba.
- (poker slang) The highest straight in poker, ace-king-queen-jack-ten.
The Old English words "broad way" have been used to name wide roads and associated settlements for over a thousand years. Documented examples include Broadway, Somerset and Broadway, Worcestershire, England, which are listed in the Domesday Book census of 1086AD as "Bradewie" and "Bradeweia" respectively.
Sense of “government of Manitoba” is from the address of the Manitoba Legislative Building, on Broadway in Winnipeg, Manitoba.