- The definition of street is something on or close to the road, something acceptable in general public or a person or thing that relates to city life.
- An example of street is a car parked on the road in front of your house; street parking.
- An example of street is a shirt and jeans that can be worn just about anywhere; street clothes.
- An example of street is someone who is homeless in Brooklyn; street person.
- Street is defined as a road or paved passageway to get from one place to another, or is slang referring to the common people or a city environment.
- An example of a street is what you drive on to get from your house to work.
- An example of street is public opinion; the man on the street.
- An example of street is the urban environment; crime on the street.
- a public road in a town or city; esp. a paved thoroughfare with sidewalks and buildings along one or both sides
- such a road apart from its sidewalks: children playing in the street
- the people living, working, etc. in the buildings along a given street
- [often pl.] figuratively, the general public, common people, etc.: taking the issue to the streets
- [usually pl.] figuratively, an urban environment characterized by poverty, crime, etc.
Origin of streetMiddle English from Old English stræt, akin to German strasse from early West Germanic loanword from Late Latin strata from Classical Latin strata (via), paved (road), feminine of stratus: see stratum
- of, in, on, or near the street
- suitable for everyday wear in public: street clothes
- of, relating to, or characterized by urban life and culture, urban crime, homelessness, etc.: a street artist, the current street value of heroin
- a. Abbr. St. A public way or thoroughfare in a city or town, usually with a sidewalk or sidewalks.b. Such a public way considered apart from the sidewalks: Don't play in the street.c. A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it: lives on a quiet street.
- The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street: The whole street protested the new parking regulations.
- Street A district, such as Wall Street in New York City, that is identified with a specific profession. Often used with the.
- The streets of a city viewed as the scene of crime, poverty, or dereliction.
- The common public viewed as a repository of public attitudes and understanding.
- Near or giving passage to a street: a street door.
- a. Taking place in the street: a street brawl; street crime.b. Living or making a living on the streets: street people; a street vendor.c. Performing on the street: street musicians; a street juggler.d. Crude; vulgar: street language; street humor.
- Appropriate for wear or use in public: street clothes.
Origin of streetMiddle English strete from Old English strǣt, strēt from Late Latin strāta paved road from Latin feminine past participle of sternere to stretch, extend, pave ; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A surname.