Street meaning

strēt
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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.

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The common public viewed as a repository of public attitudes and understanding.
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A district, such as Wall Street in New York City, that is identified with a specific profession. Often used with the.
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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.

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The streets of a city viewed as the scene of crime, poverty, or dereliction.
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Near or giving passage to a street.

A street door.

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Figuratively, an urban environment characterized by poverty, crime, etc.
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The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street.

The whole street protested the new parking regulations.

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A public road in a town or city; esp. a paved thoroughfare with sidewalks and buildings along one or both sides.
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Such a road apart from its sidewalks.

Children playing in the street.

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Of, relating to, or characterized by urban life and culture, urban crime, homelessness, etc.

A street artist, the current street value of heroin.

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The people living, working, etc. in the buildings along a given street.
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Appropriate for wear or use in public.

Street clothes.

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Of, in, on, or near the street.
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Suitable for everyday wear in public.

Street clothes.

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A surname​.
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Figuratively, the general public, common people, etc.

Taking the issue to the streets.

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  • Without a job; idle.
  • Without a home; homeless.
  • Out of prison; at liberty.
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the Street
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Street

Origin of street

  • Middle English strete from Old English strǣt, strēt from Late Latin strāta paved road from Latin feminine past participle of sternere to stretch, extend, pave ster-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition