high street


Definition of high street 


: a main or principal street

Examples of high street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Customers are wise to the relentlessly quick turnover on the high street. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Meet a Former Avenue 32 Buyer Who Now Only Sells the Labels She Really Loves at Her E-Boutique, Joan," 19 Nov. 2018 Many have suggested that the duchess's aversion to the bling might be another facet of her love for high street style and dedication to making the monarchy feel modern and approachable. Glamour, "Kate Middleton Has Only Worn a Tiara Seven Times—See Them All Here," 23 Oct. 2018 The itinerary ventures beyond the masala dosas and veggie samosas of the high street cafes and includes vegan cooking classes and visits to iconic sites like the Taj Mahal. Diane Daniel, BostonGlobe.com, "Intrepid Travel launches vegan tours," 26 June 2018 Kate Middleton is no stranger to high street style. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wore a Surprisingly Affordable Dress to the Houghton Horse Trials This Weekend," 29 May 2018 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'high street.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of high street

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about high street

Share high street

Statistics for high street

Last Updated

24 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for high street

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for high street

high street


English Language Learners Definition of high street

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

Comments on high street

What made you want to look up high street? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!