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: a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalks
: the part of a street reserved for vehicles
: a thoroughfare with abutting property
lives on a fashionable street
: the people occupying property on a street
the whole street knew about the accident
: a promising line of development or a channeling of effort
a crafty politician working both sides of the street
success through compromise is a two-way street
: a district (such as Wall Street or Fleet Street) identified with a particular profession
: the people who work in such a district
doing better than the Street expected
: an environment (as in a depressed neighborhood or section of a city) of poverty, dereliction, or crime
grew up on the mean streets
: adjoining or giving access to a street
the street door
: carried on or taking place in the street
: living or working on the streets
a street peddler
: located in, used for, or serving as a guide to the streets
a street map
: performing in or heard on the street
a street band
: suitable for wear or use on the street
: not touching the ground —used of a woman's dress in lengths reaching the knee, calf, or ankle
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the street environment
used … his new street cred to develop contacts—Dale Keiger
Noun They live on a busy street. You should look both ways before crossing the street. The police car cruised up the street. Many of our customers walk in off the street without having heard of us before.
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NounBigHit Music previously shared on Weverse that the hip-hop track’s title is a reference to J-Hope’s artistic roots in street dance. —Vulture, 4 Mar. 2023 In earlier generations, Palestinian political factions ran the brigades during street fighting against Israel. —Fatima Abdulkarim, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2023 Banksyland, a traveling art exhibit that promises to immerse visitors in the works of the British street artist and activist Banksy, is coming to Cincinnati. —Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 3 Mar. 2023 The killer kept preying on vulnerable women and girls, many of whom were runaways or had been involved in street prostitution, leaving the bodies in remote, wooded stretches. —Lewis Kamb, NBC News, 3 Mar. 2023 So good, in fact, that Ganassi may use the driver slated to only drive the road and street races in the No. 11 Honda in 2023 in an oval race. —Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Mar. 2023 The draft bill proposes to raise the fine for moving a monument or changing the name of a memorial street or building. —Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 3 Mar. 2023 Growing up in Boston in the 1970s, the twins joined a professional street-dance crew at 10 and never looked back. —Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2023 These are most seen at street circuits or where the asphalt is exceptionally smooth. —Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 2 Mar. 2023
AdjectiveThe newspaper also pointed out that mid-street crossing is common in the area, in no small part because the median between the two one-way roads that Herzberg was crossing contains an apparent pedestrian walkway. —Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 22 Mar. 2018 An atmospheric, sub-street level wine cellar-vibe addition in the former Biondi Mills in Ostiense, said to be inspired by the 1950’s American soda companies. —Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Cleveland police are cracking down on riders of dirt bikes, ATVs and other non-street-legal vehicles, but their new tactics have already been tested in other big U.S. cities. —Laura Johnston, cleveland, 31 May 2022 One such operation over the weekend resulted in the seizure of 15 non-street-legal vehicles and the issuance of 30-plus citations. —Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 23 May 2022 Earlier this month, the Georgia Department of Public Safety coordinated with state and local law enforcement agencies for the 40th wave of its crime suppression and anti-street racing initiative. —John Spink, ajc, 24 Feb. 2022 The tree removal is part of a multi-street paving program planned by the city. —BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2021 The late King of Pop has enough tunes in his bag for anyone to serenade sweetly under the covers, but for Pink Sweat$, this song proves that the icon was able to keep it street while being sweet. —Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 28 May 2021 Among the possibilities, Schiemer said, don't expect any more Project One–style non-street-legal projects. —Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 3 Apr. 2021 See More
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