across the street

Definition of across the street

  1. :  on or to the other side of the street directly across from something <They live across the street (from us).>

Word by Word Definitions

acrossplay
  1. :  from one side to the opposite side of :  over, through

    :  on the opposite side of

    :  so as to intersect or pass through at an angle

  1. :  in a position reaching from one side to the other :  crosswise

    :  to or on the opposite side

    :  so as to be understandable, acceptable, or successful

  1. :  being in a crossed position

streetplay
  1. :  a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalks

    :  the part of a street reserved for vehicles

    :  a thoroughfare with abutting property

  1. :  of or relating to the streets: such as

    :  adjoining or giving access to a street

    :  carried on or taking place in the street


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