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

As darkness fell, bands of young men began to overturn cars in side streets and light them on fire. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "Paris Rioting Puts Macron’s Economic Overhaul to the Test," 2 Dec. 2018 The increase in drop-off traffic from Uber or Lyft can be steered and directed towards less busy side street; a pilot project testing this idea is already in the works in San Francisco. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why valet parking is the future of smarter urban transit," 6 Aug. 2018 The store sits on Imperial Street, a side street in downtown Los Angeles, a location selected by co-founders Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe for the sixth outpost of their experimental multibrand chain. Alexandra Marshall, WSJ, "Dover Street Market Expands While Defying Retail Convention," 14 Aug. 2018 Piles of garbage and all kinds of plastic debris have washed up on roads and side streets in Manila following a deluge of rain over the weekend. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Waves of garbage crash ashore in stunning footage," 15 Aug. 2018 Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction. Robert Higgs,, "Cleveland to kick off 2018 paving season Monday: Here's the first streets on the list," 13 Apr. 2018 All main streets and side streets had been salted twice as of mid-afternoon Monday, DPW communications manager Sandy Rusch Walton said. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Heaviest lake effect snow falling north of Milwaukee in first major storm of winter season," 15 Jan. 2018 Power crews are combing side streets and remote neighborhoods to find people without electricity and start repairing streetlights, Mr. Mapp said. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "Power Is Restored to Most of U.S. Virgin Islands After Hurricanes, Officials Say," 9 Jan. 2018 Dunton Town House, Telluride, CO Dunton Town House's location couldn't be better, on a pretty side street just down from Telluride's main drag, and steps from the gondola. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 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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