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 Venice side street, Bergamo elbowed through the throngs of mask-wearing Carnival-goers on his commute to his new home, 40 minutes north of here. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 Moulton was seen making a fast U-turn over a curb and pulling over on a side street before pulling Grabow out of his car. Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 With the loss of on-street parking, neighbors will be encouraged to adopt State Fair front yard off-street parking and turn driveways into side street hubs for delivery trucks. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, 1 Jan. 2024 In one area, around 200 people retreated into side streets after police in riot gear fired tear gas and started detaining protesters. Reuters, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 Dine at Chef’s Table, tucked down a side street with a wine-forward menu that includes dishes like Brie and Fig Chicken, Deconstructed Lasagna and Cherry Duck Breast. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The city was still digging out from the storm on Monday morning as the Sharks took a side street on their bus to get to KeyBank Center. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 The logic of the stories is the logic of childhood: time is elastic, Joseph’s life alternates between monotony and wild adventure, and the less trafficked rooms of his apartment, like the side streets of his town, are places of wonder and dread. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 18 Dec. 2023 More roads now are paved, but most side streets, including roads to major wineries, hotels and restaurants, are still dirt and often quite rough and muddy during the rainy season. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of side street was in 1617

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“Side street.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

side street

: a street joining and often ending at a main road

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