Broadway meaning

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(poker slang) The highest straight in poker, ace-king-queen-jack-ten.
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The principal theater and amusement district of New York City, on the West Side of midtown Manhattan centered along the thoroughfare of Broadway.
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Street running north and south through New York City, known as the center of the city's main theater and entertainment section.
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The New York commercial theater or entertainment industry.
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A street name, typically for a wide road; a broad way.
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The wide road which runs diagonally through Manhattan, New York City.
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A place name for a settlement which grew up around such a road. For example, Broadway, Worcestershire, Broadway, Somerset.
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The theater district of Manhattan.
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The theatres in the Broadway theatre district; especially those covered by contracts between the owners and theatrical unions.
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The American theater industry.
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(Manitoba, idiomatic) The government of Manitoba.
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(by extension if the proper noun senses) Flashy; showy.

Since he got the recording contract, he's gone all Broadway.

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Origin of broadway

  • 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.
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  • Sense of “government of Manitoba” is from the address of the Manitoba Legislative Building, on Broadway in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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