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street

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noun \ˈstrēt\

Definition of street

  1. 1a :  a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalksb :  the part of a street reserved for vehiclesc :  a thoroughfare with abutting property lives on a fashionable street

  2. 2 :  the people occupying property on a street the whole street knew about the accident

  3. 3 :  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

  4. 4 capitalized a :  a district (such as Wall Street or Fleet Street) identified with a particular professionb :  the people who work in such a district doing better than the Street expected

  5. 5 :  an environment (as in a depressed neighborhood or section of a city) of poverty, dereliction, or crime grew up on the mean streets

on the street

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in the street

  1. 1 :  idle, homeless, or out of a job

  2. 2 :  out of prison :  at liberty

up one's street

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down one's street

  1. :  suited to one's abilities or taste

Examples of street in a Sentence

  1. They live on a busy street.

  2. You should look both ways before crossing the street.

  3. The police car cruised up the street.

  4. Many of our customers walk in off the street without having heard of us before.

Origin and Etymology of street

Middle English strete, from Old English strǣt, from Late Latin strata paved road, from Latin, feminine of stratus, past participle — more at stratum


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street

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Definition of street

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the streets: such asa :  adjoining or giving access to a street the street doorb :  carried on or taking place in the street street fightingc :  living or working on the streets a street peddler street peopled :  located in, used for, or serving as a guide to the streets a street mape :  performing in or heard on the street a street bandf (1) :  suitable for wear or use on the street street clothes (2) :  not touching the ground —used of a woman's dress in lengths reaching the knee, calf, or ankleg :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the street environment street drugs used … his new street cred to develop contacts — Dale Keiger

  2. 2 :  retail the street price

First Known Use of street

12th century


STREET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of street for English Language Learners

  • : a road in a city or town that has houses or other buildings on one or both sides

  • : a poor part of a city where there is a lot of crime

street

adjective

Definition of street for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to streets

  • : occurring, performing, working, or living on a street or sidewalk

  • : of, relating to, or characteristic of a poor part of a city where there is a lot of crime


STREET Defined for Kids

street

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noun \ˈstrēt\

Definition of street for Students

  1. 1 :  a public road especially in a city, town, or village

  2. 2 :  the people living along a street The whole street was excited.



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