from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A thoroughfare of New York, the longest street in the world. It begins at the southern tip of Manhattan and extends about 241 km (150 mi) north to Albany.
- The principal theater and amusement district of New York City, on the West Side of midtown Manhattan centered on Broadway.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A street name, typically for a wide road; a broad way.
- proper n. The wide road which runs diagonally through Manhattan, New York City.
- proper n. A place name for a settlement which grew up around such a road. For example, Broadway, Worcestershire, Broadway, Somerset.
- proper n. The theater district of Manhattan.
- proper n. The theatres in the Broadway theatre district; especially those covered by contracts between the owners and theatrical unions.
- proper n. The American theater industry.
- proper n. The government of Manitoba.
- n. The highest straight in poker, ace-king-queen-jack-ten.
- adj. Flashy; showy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a street in Manhattan famous for its restaurants and its theaters in the Times Square area. At its intersection with Seventh Avenue, it forms Times Square, an area with impressive displays of bright lights, particularly advertising; it is considered by some to be the cultural center of New York City.
- n. the theater district of Manhattan, located near Times Square.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
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. (Wiktionary)