Etymology
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Broadway

common street name, c. 1300 as "a wide road or street," from broad (adj.) + way (n.); the allusive use for "New York theater district" is first recorded 1881.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Broadway from WordNet

Broadway (n.)
a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters;
Synonyms: Great White Way
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.