high street


Definition of high street

: a main or principal street

Examples of high street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet a stroll down its high street reveals a tonsorial revolution deep in the heart of Britain. The Economist, "Turkish delight Why Turkish barbers are taking over Britain’s high streets," 18 Jan. 2020 Last week was likely a slow one in malls and on high streets with the pending election and heavy rain. Washington Post, "Boris Bounce Won’t Save Christmas for British Retailers," 16 Dec. 2019 These adjustments mostly reflected the large one-off costs needed to transform itself from a high street retailer into a modern digital business and hotel operator. Chris Bryant | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "At Last, a British Auditor Actually Does Its Job," 18 Feb. 2019 Accepting Ashley’s loan wouldn’t have changed conditions on the high street. Washington Post, "When a Billionaire Offers $50 Million, Take It," 27 Sep. 2019 Television crews have become a common feature along the high street. Samuel Earle, The New Republic, "The White Cliffs of Brexit," 22 Oct. 2019 Back past the man and woman in their gardens, past the high street, past the groundskeeper . Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Video Games Are Better Without Game-Play," 22 Oct. 2019 Last year this created a sales boom for bikinis and bronzing powder that has the high street salivating this time around. Washington Post, "Addicted to Love Island? It’s a Retail Fantasy," 19 Sep. 2019 The global financial crisis sparked the first wave of U.K. high street store closures. Washington Post, "William Hill Leaves Britain’s High Streets Empty: Andrea Felsted," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of high street

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“High street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20street. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of high street

British : a town's main street where there are many shops, banks, etc.

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