Whats the differences between road, street, avenue, way, boulevard, etc, when it comes to street names

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Im curious as to the differences between them, if there are any? Do they mean anything? Some clarity would be appreciated

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And some is historical, depending on when the name was fixed, with later periods also using earlier words.

– Way = Latin (from Romans)
– Street = Old English
– Gate = Old Norse
– Alley = Old French/Norman
– Lane/Drive = Middle English
– Avenue/Boulevard = Modern French
– Road = Modern English

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