high street


Definition of high street 


: a main or principal street

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Not all high streets are experiencing the same boom. Isobel Lee, WSJ, "For Luxury Retail Real Estate, Paris Retains Its Je Ne Sais Quoi," 2 July 2018 One component of cannabis, cannabidiol (sold as CBD oil) is available on the high street as a food supplement and has even been described as a medicine by the agency that regulates drugs. The Economist, "High and mighty," 21 June 2018 Markle has worn some more mainstream (or high street, in British parlance) brands, with items from J. Crew and, possibly most notably, Everlane. Rachel King, Fortune, "Meghan Markle Is Being Credited With Boosting Aritzia's Earnings. But Is the 'Meghan Effect' Real?," 13 July 2018 This continues the worst run of closures on Britain’s high streets since 2010, just after the financial crash. The Economist, "As shoppers go online, high streets reinvent themselves," 14 June 2018 The out-of-state companies ensured places like Kermit, population 392, were supplied with nine million pills, all sold through one high street store. Joe Graedon, M.s., And Teresa Graedon, Houston Chronicle, "Natural approaches may ease white fingers of Raynaud’s," 17 June 2018 There was more pain on Britain’s high streets, as Marks & Spencer, a staunchly mid-market clothing and food retailer, announced more store closures. The Economist, "Business this week," 24 May 2018 Markle has become a pro at mixing high street with high-fashion; the soon-to-be-Duchess manages to effortlessly enchant in Haute Couture one moment, and then stun on the street in a put-together pencil skirt and mock-necked knit the next. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is Meghan Markle’s Favorite Affordable Canadian Brand," 9 Apr. 2018 Unlike Kate, who tends to sport more practical pumps with a small platform for comfort for most of her royal appearances, and opts for high street brands like L.K. Bennett when dressing for daytime, Meghan is all about killer heels. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Will Likely Wear Shoes Like This On Her Wedding Day," 23 Apr. 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of high street

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

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