side street


Definition of side street

: a street joining and often terminated by a main thoroughfare

Examples of side street in a Sentence

We live on a quiet side street.
Recent Examples on the Web On a side street around the corner from the Pantheon in Rome’s centro storico, locals again this week spotted a familiar sight: a crowd queuing to get into the church of San Luigi dei Francesi. Alex Scimecca, Fortune, "Photo essay: Italy reopens museums and churches," 21 May 2020 Eventually, police located the Chevy Blazer, unoccupied, on a side street near the Kroger in the area of Twelve Mile and Stephenson Highway. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Police: Felony Lane Gang strikes in Royal Oak, then Troy cemetery," 18 Jan. 2020 Rental-car agencies there are parking unwanted rental cars in the airport's special events parking lot, as well as on side street lots and other nearby locations, since demand was so much lower than expected. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "Car-Rental Deals Help Drivers in Pandemic as Companies Struggle," 19 Apr. 2020 This year’s street program -- which is in its 31st year and is tied to a portion of the income tax dedicated toward road repairs and resurfacing -- doesn’t include any repaving of side streets. John Benson, cleveland, "Fairview Park summer road program focuses on West 210th and West 213th streets," 3 Apr. 2020 Last weekend, Firmino suited up and started spraying bleach on the side streets, alleys and nooks of his favela in balmy 80-degree heat. Flora Charner, CNN, "The Brazilian favela resident who saw coronavirus coming," 9 Apr. 2020 Brown and Paige located in the 500 block of Euclid Street, a side street lined with single-family homes that intersects Grand Avenue, police said. Cameron Knight,, "Police identify Cleveland residents found dead in Middletown," 2 Apr. 2020 Parking in the Plaza area, on East Main Street, the Second Street parking lot and most side streets in the downtown area is limited to two hours between 8:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m. oregonlive, "The best places to park in Ashland if you must have a car," 8 Feb. 2020 Reporter Rachel Swan walks you through how the private-car ban on Market will affect parking, side streets, bus riders and ride-hail drivers. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: What’s next after Market Street goes car-free?," 24 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of side street

1617, in the meaning defined above

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“Side street.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of side street

: a smaller street that connects to and often ends at a main road

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