Main Street


: the principal street of a small town
: the sections of a country centering about its small towns
: a place or environment characterized by materialistic self-complacent provincialism
Main Streeter noun

Examples of Main Street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lucky Arizona ticket was sold at a Bashas located at 105 Main Street in Bagdad, which is in Yavapai County. Raphael Romero Ruiz, The Arizona Republic, 8 May 2024 The event, sponsored by Main Street Books in Davidson, will feature McKillop in an on-stage conversation with Charlotte Observer sports columnist Scott Fowler. Observer Staff Report, Charlotte Observer, 8 May 2024 Several decades ago, as big-box retailers moved into San Joaquin Valley towns, Main Street shoe shops and dry goods stores struggled to survive. Rebecca Plevin, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 By the turn of the century, the town had grown prosperous enough that Main Street included a bank, grocery store, shoe store, hardware store and pharmacy. Randy Mason, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 The parade will begin in front of Badger Middle School, 727 S. 6th Ave., going north on Main Street, left on Walnut to 6th Street, left on 6th to Chestnut, and ending at the Tower Heritage Center. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2024 There will be 1,600 available parking spots on or directly behind Main Street. Alexandra Glorioso, Miami Herald, 6 May 2024 Editor's note: The year the Main Street Incline opened has been corrected. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 6 May 2024 Today, his shop, Gamage Antiques, sits on an artsy stretch of Main Street, just around the corner from his friend Brannan’s office on Limerock Street. Graham Bowley, New York Times, 3 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1745, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Main Street was in 1745

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Cite this Entry

“Main Street.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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