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

The tourists who stop by tend to be reverent, while the locals generally avoid the place altogether, sticking to the side streets. Sabra Ayres,, "Roll over, Lenin: Red Square is transformed by the World Cup," 26 June 2018 His mother has told him to avoid the side streets where the gangbangers hang out. Mary Schmich,, "He was a Walter Payton senior with college dreams. Two years after being paralyzed by gunfire, Jonathan Annicks pushes forward.," 5 May 2018 Moxie packs a lot of charm into a patio that takes up the 20-foot-wide (or so) space between the restaurant and the side street, N. Diversey Blvd. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018 The car was driving the wrong way down Herbert Street, a narrow one-way side street, police said. Aimee Ortiz,, "Authorities searching for wrong-way driver involved in Melrose hit-and-run," 9 July 2018 Drivers can enable it on the freeway, side streets, or anywhere with distinct lane markings. Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems," 17 May 2018 Limited parking is also generally available on surrounding side streets. Sarah Meehan,, "How to get to Preakness 2018: road closures, bus routes and more," 16 May 2018 Some will choke the side streets in the area to try and get a good view of pyrotechnic explosions making pretty colors in the sky, even bringing lawn chairs to get more comfortable. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Don't park along Houston's freeways to watch July 4th fireworks," 3 July 2018 Side by side images of lollipops and vapes plaster the walls of a Chinatown side street in San Francisco. Natasha Mascarenhas, San Francisco Chronicle, "Juul warns teens and parents: ‘If you don’t smoke or vape, don’t start’," 6 June 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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