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Broadway

[brawd-wey] /ˈbrɔdˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a street in New York City, famous for its theaters, restaurants, and bright lights.
2.
the theater district located on or near this street, especially as the center of the professional or commercial theater in the U.S.
adjective
3.
(of a play, theatrical performance, etc.) pertaining to, suitable for, or produced in the commercial theater, especially on Broadway:
a Broadway show.
4.
acting or working on Broadway:
a Broadway producer; a Broadway star.
5.
characteristic of or frequenting the theater district on Broadway.
6.
garish; tawdry.
Related forms
Broadwayite, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Broadway

Broadway

/ˈbrɔːdˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a thoroughfare in New York City, famous for its theatres: the centre of the commercial theatre in the US
adjective
2.
of or relating to or suitable for the commercial theatre, esp on Broadway
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Word Origin and History for Broadway

common street name, from broad (adj.) + way (n.); the allusive use for "New York theater district" is first recorded 1881.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Broadway in Culture

Broadway definition


The central group of theaters presenting live drama in New York City. Many of them are located on or adjacent to the street called Broadway in Manhattan.

Broadway definition


A street in Manhattan, in New York City, that passes through Times Square.

Note: Broadway is known for its theaters. (See also under “Fine Arts.”)
Note: It is sometimes called the “Great White Way” because of its bright lights.
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Broadway in Technology
standard, operating system
A standard which the X Consortium is currently (January 1997) developing and plans to release soon as an open standard. A prime goal is to be more bandwidth-efficient and easier to develop for (and to port) than the X Window System, which has been widely described as over-sized, over-featured, over-engineered and incredibly over-complicated.
(http://x.org/consortium/broadway.html).
(1997-05-15)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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