Other forms: streets

A street is a paved road with houses or buildings along the side. Cars, buses, bikes, and motorcycles travel in the street, while pedestrians use the sidewalk.

The street is what you drive a car on, but the word can also refer more generally to the neighborhood around the street, as in street theater or street fashion. And it can also mean a slightly dangerous, crime-filled environment: "It's rough out there on the street." In Old English, the word was stret, from the Late Latin phrase via strata or "paved road."

Definitions of street
  1. noun
    a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    “they walked the streets of the small town”
    “he lives on Nassau Street
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    Fleet Street
    a street in central London where newspaper offices are situated
    Harley Street
    a street in central London where the consulting rooms of many physicians and surgeons are located
    Lombard Street
    a street in central London containing many of the major London banks
    a wide street in London stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament; site of many government offices
    a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
    Downing Street
    a street of Westminster in London
    Pall Mall
    a fashionable street in London noted for its many private clubs
    Quai d'Orsay
    the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries
    Champs Elysees
    a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes
    a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
    Great White Way
    a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
    Park Avenue
    a fashionable residential street in New York City
    Wall Street
    a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance
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    alley, alleyway, back street
    a narrow street with walls on both sides
    avenue, boulevard
    a wide street or thoroughfare
    cross street
    a street intersecting a main street (usually at right angles) and continuing on both sides of it
    local road, local street
    a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it
    high street, main street
    street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
    street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings
    (French) a street or road in France
    side street
    a street intersecting a main street and terminating there
    frontage road, service road
    a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property
    main drag
    the main street of a town or city
    type of:
    a public road from one place to another
  2. noun
    the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    “be careful crossing the street
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    one-way street
    a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction
    two-way street
    a street on which vehicular traffic can move in either of two directions
    type of:
    a public road from one place to another
  3. noun
    people living or working on the same street
    “the whole street protested the absence of street lights”
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    type of:
    neighborhood, neighbourhood
    people living near one another
  4. 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
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    type of:
    the totality of surrounding conditions
  5. noun
    a situation offering opportunities
    “he worked both sides of the street
    “cooperation is a two-way street
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    type of:
    chance, opportunity
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances




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