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 This 1950 Colonial sits on a quiet side street and has hardwood floors, arched doorways, and a side deck off the front-to-back living room., "Top Spots to Live 2021: South of Boston," 21 Apr. 2021 Treviño wanted to redirect cyclists to a side street. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "'Solid as a rock': San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg is a normal guy asking for a third term," 18 Apr. 2021 As the bus stopped on a side street near a clinic serving low-income residents, Jayne Shoda, the mobile clinic’s nurse practitioner, began pulling boxes of gloves, alcohol swabs and hand sanitizer from the cabinets. Author: Lisa Rein, Anchorage Daily News, "Many veterans don’t trust coronavirus vaccines. For a VA crew in the rural West, that means changing minds, one by one.," 18 Apr. 2021 Based on security cameras and available technology, Conaway said the drone operator was believed to have been operating the device from a side street near the stadium. Jeff Barker,, "A drone flew around the Ravens’ stadium during a game. Now, ‘drone detection’ is coming to Camden Yards for the Orioles’ season.," 7 Apr. 2021 Across a side street, a five-story garage will have free guest parking on the first three floors and a dedicated entrance for non-residents. Ben Crandell,, "Sneak peek: New rooftop nightclub and pool bar coming to downtown Fort Lauderdale," 23 Feb. 2021 The request comes a few weeks after the Daphne council, with a vote of 4-2, agreed to close off a side street for Manci’s to host the outdoor party. al, "St. Patrick’s Day, microwrestling: As COVID-19 cases drop, Alabama city looks to normalize," 2 Mar. 2021 The row of tents lining a side street near Oceanside Boulevard looks alarming at first sight, and anyone passing by might expect to see the area overrun with the trash and clutter generally associated with homeless encampments. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "This Oceanside homeless encampment has one rule: Keep it clean," 28 Feb. 2021 My original point is if the TJC, or anyone else, is going to weigh in on something, please make sure your evidence is solid and on point, not from a side street. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: More on the post-time drag," 5 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of side street

1617, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2021

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“Side street.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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