high street


: a main or principal street

Examples of high street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a small high street in Alta itself, the Northern Lights Cathedral, a Gehry-like twirl of titanium inspired by the aurora, is a gathering point for all faiths, including Sámi shamans. Rick Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 July 2023 Whilst retail has been impacted heavily by consumer change throughout the pandemic and price inflation pressure, the evolution of the high street is starting to once again gather pace. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 And at the end of 2021 it was reported that behemoth retailer Amazon and high street bank Barclays were joining forces to allow Amazon customers to spread the cost of certain purchases of more than £100 over several equal instalments, with terms ranging from three to 48 months. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 20 Feb. 2022 Despite the squeeze on household incomes, most UK high street chains, including Wilko’s main discount rivals — B&M, Poundland, Aldi and Lidl — have traded resiliently through the economic downturn. Reuters, CNN, 10 Aug. 2023 Armed with visceral pamphlets and a magnifying glass, all 152 of them were to infiltrate high street stores, surprise shoppers, question shop girls, cross-examine head milliners, and lecture shop managers. Mary Jo Dilonardo, Treehugger, 25 May 2023 Scarcity being one of the defining factors of luxury, relying on limited editions helped some high street and premium brands gain cult status usually only enjoyed by luxury brands. Benjamin Voyer, Forbes, 31 Mar. 2023 Other small high streets have benefited from residents staying closer to home to work and socialize. Eshe Nelson, New York Times, 12 July 2023 Her latest design venture, launching today, is one of her biggest and brightest yet: a collab with Swedish high street hero & Other Stories featuring clothing, swimwear and accessories that are already starting to sell out. Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high street was before the 12th century

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“High street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20street. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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