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

Those folks have used alternative routes since the southbound ramp closed, including exiting at South 84th Street and using side streets or going up to Blue Mound Road and looping back. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Zoo Interchange: the 3-year closure of I-894 south from I-94 westbound is about to end," 21 June 2018 Some of the 24 smart meters are along side streets on both sides of Atlantic Avenue on Southeast First, Second, Third and Fourth Avenues. Marci Shatzman,, "Delray to start charging for downtown parking on Monday," 6 June 2018 Mayor Frank Jackson's administration intends to spend $12 million on repaving side streets across the city in 2018. Robert Higgs,, "Street repaving to begin Monday in northeast Cleveland: Here's the list," 11 May 2018 Leonia solved the problem by restricting side streets to residents only during rush hour, which caused Waze to remove the shortcuts. CBS News, "L.A. residents complain GPS app Waze is creating "insanity" on their street," 6 Apr. 2018 Police taped off the area near Ramos' small side street Thursday evening as helicopters flew overhead. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "Suspect in Capital Gazette rampage charged with 5 counts of murder," 29 June 2018 An Over-the-Rhine side street became a July 4 block party. Carol Motsinger,, "'Gotti' is about a New York City icon, but we spotted Cincinnati throughout the new movie," 15 June 2018 Music plays, artists tents pop up along the banks and side streets, and gondoliers throw flowers. Lauren Daley,, "Providence is bursting with new things to see, do, and eat," 23 May 2018 Many blacks living on the side streets off 12th (now known as Rosa Parks Boulevard) were upwardly mobile and already middle class. Detroit Free Press, "He helped start 1967 Detroit riot, now his son struggles with the legacy," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of side street

1617, in the meaning defined above

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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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