AskDefine | Define Broadway

Dictionary Definition

Broadway n : a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters [syn: Great White Way]

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Proper noun

  1. A street name found in a number of cities, but particularly in the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City, cutting a lazy diagonal through the otherwise rigid grid.
  2. The theater district of Manhattan; specifically, those theaters (most of which are actually not fronting on Broadway) covered by contracts between the theater owners and the theatrical unions.
  3. A synonym for the "American theater", much as "the West End' is for the British theater.
  4. In the context of "poker slang": The highest straight in poker, Ace-King-Queen-Jack-Ten


  1. Of or pertaining to Broadway theaters, to the shows performed there, or to persons associated with them, as with "Broadway star" or "Broadway producer".

Extensive Definition

Broadway may refer to:
A street:

See also

  • Musical theatre, musical productions on the Broadway theatre circuit
  • Broadwey, Weymouth, England (sometimes spelled "Broadway")
Broadway in Czech: Broadway (rozcestník)
Broadway in German: Broadway
Broadway in French: Broadway (homonymie)
Broadway in Georgian: ბროდვეი
Broadway in Dutch: Broadway
Broadway in Norwegian: Broadway (andre betydninger)
Broadway in Russian: Бродвей (значения)
Broadway in Turkish: Broadway (anlam ayrım)
Broadway in Volapük: Broadway
Broadway in Chinese: 百老匯 (消歧義)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

burlesque, carnival, circus, drama, entertainment industry, legit, legitimate stage, off Broadway, off-off-Broadway, playland, repertory drama, show biz, show business, stage world, stagedom, stageland, stock, strawhat, strawhat circuit, summer stock, the boards, the footlights, the scenes, the stage, the theater, theater world, theatromania, theatrophobia, variety, vaudeville
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