noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
- they walked the streets of the small town
- he lives on Nassau Street
noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
- be careful crossing the street
noun the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction
- she tried to keep her children off the street
noun a situation offering opportunities
- he worked both sides of the street
- cooperation is a two-way street
noun people living or working on the same street
- the whole street protested the absence of street lights
, AS. strt
, fr. L. strata
) a paved way, properly fem. p.p. of sternere
, to spread; akin to E. strew
. See Strew
, and cf. Stratum
- Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.
He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto the field.
At home or through the high street passing.
✍ In an extended sense, street designates besides the roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border the thoroughfare.
His deserted mansion in Duke Street.
Syn. -- See Way.
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