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

Most people who stroll the domesticated side streets of Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood are checking out the robust traditional architecture or the ever-shifting array of trees and shrubs. John King,, "Avoiding extremes, Berkeley architect extols “missing middle” housing," 6 June 2019 Today’s Budapest is a place to toss aside the map and get lost among the castles, palaces, parks, and lookout points lining the Danube River (and to pop into clandestine lounges on side streets to sample Hungarian wines, of course). Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Go This Winter," 1 Dec. 2017 The ban stems in part from complaints calling the tours a nuisance that lead to congestion in the narrow canal-side streets. Teen Vogue, "Why Sex Work Is Real Work," 26 Apr. 2019 Street resurfacing projects in the Elgin National Watch Historic District and on some west side streets are in the works for this summer. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin planning $2.17 million in street resurfacing," 11 June 2018 This house covers a corner lot in Birmingham, with its longest length on the side street. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Modern addition gives this 90-year-old Birmingham home a dramatic flair," 29 June 2018 Located next to the Botanical Gardens in the prestigious Brera district, the property is tucked away on a quiet side street. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Top 5 Hotels in Milan," 15 Dec. 2017 Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained, but on-street parking will not be allowed during construction. Robert Higgs,, "Street repaving to begin Monday in northeast Cleveland: Here's the list," 11 May 2018 In many bustling tourist spots, street-food sellers were moved from main roads into side streets or to new parts of the city, and many roadside alcohol sellers who would appear after midnight also disappeared. George Styllis, Washington Post, "Lights dim on Bangkok’s nightlife as military tries to salvage legacy," 24 Mar. 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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