Street Definition

strēt
streets
noun
A public road in a town or city; esp. a paved thoroughfare with sidewalks and buildings along one or both sides.
Webster's New World
Such a road apart from its sidewalks.
Children playing in the street.
Webster's New World
A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it.
Lives on a quiet street.
American Heritage
The people living, working, etc. in the buildings along a given street.
Webster's New World
A district, such as Wall Street in New York City, that is identified with a specific profession. Often used with the.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
pathdead endStrasse (German)rue (French)via (Italian)arcadecircusmallpassagecirclealleyclosepiazzasquareembankment
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adjective
Of, in, on, or near the street.
Webster's New World
Taking place in the street.
A street brawl; street crime.
American Heritage
Living or making a living on the streets.
Street people; a street vendor.
American Heritage
Of, relating to, or characterized by urban life and culture, urban crime, homelessness, etc.
A street artist, the current street value of heroin.
Webster's New World
Suitable for everyday wear in public.
Street clothes.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A surname​.

Wiktionary
idiom
on
  • Without a job; idle.
  • Without a home; homeless.
American Heritage
the Street
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Street

Noun

Singular:
street
Plural:
streets

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Street

  • on
  • 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

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