high street

noun

Definition of high street

British
: a main or principal street

Examples of high street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gaming industry has truly mastered building huge IPs that take brands beyond the gaming space and onto the high street — and in some cases, the big screen. Victor Potrel, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 On a higher note, Prada; the high street brand recently worked with Charli D’Amelio number one TikTok influencer to capture branded Milan Fashion Week content for her followers. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 The always considered Kate frequently re-wears pieces already hanging in her wardrobe for formal occasions and public appearances, and is careful to mix in high street labels with her designer pieces. Vogue, 26 Apr. 2022 Though the high street is struggling, the industrial park near Amazon is humming with small businesses. Sarah O'connor, Ars Technica, 19 Mar. 2022 This week, the team revealed its new Guild Academy and corporate headquarters, which will be situated at 2 Chance Street in London’s thriving Shoreditch area, just off its high street. Matt Gardner, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2022 However, the current challenges the retail industry faces, both on the high street and in ecommerce, mean buying in bulk might not be possible, or the most effective way to operate. Tejas Dave, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Iconic brands disappeared for good from the high street, including Miss Selfridge, Topshop and Debenhams. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2021 Last week, Queen Letitzia gave a sartorial nod to her hosts King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden at a state dinner in Stockholm by wearing a tulle dress from the Swedish high street brand H&M. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, 3 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of high street

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2022

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“High street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20street. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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