high street


Definition of high street

: a main or principal street

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In Birmingham, around the corner from the Green Lane mosque, the high street is lined with halal butchers, restaurants and market stalls. Edward Kiernan, CNN, "The UK has an Islamophobia problem. Muslims want to know what Boris Johnson is going to do about it," 18 Aug. 2019 The high street offers a wide array of thrift shops and cell-phone stores, but, honestly, not much else. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A D Day Journey in the Spirit of A. J. Liebling," 7 June 2019 Her white tee is a high street find from Mango ($16). Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How Fashion Influencers Get Dressed," 3 May 2019 What was going on in Amsterdam was an experiment by ECCO, a large Danish shoe brand that owns W-21, to bring bespoke shoemaking to the mass-market high street. The Economist, "Shoemakers bring bespoke footwear to the high street," 22 May 2018 Originally from Chipping Campden, a picturesque town in the Cotswolds region, Cross’s modeling jobs have included everything from stints at high street brands like New Look and Topshop to viral campaigns for Fendi. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Who Is Brooklyn Beckham’s Stylish New Girlfriend?," 11 Dec. 2018 Arriving on Queensland’s Fraser Island on Monday for the latest leg of her tour with husband Prince Harry, Meghan looked stunning in an effortlessly chic wrap dress from her high street favorite, & Other Stories. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Twinned With Kate Middleton in Her Polka Dot & Other Stories Dress," 22 Oct. 2018 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

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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