Wall-street meaning

The US financial industry.
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(place) Street in lower Manhattan, New York City: the main financial center of the U.S.
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U.S. financiers and their power, influence, policies, etc., or the U.S. securities market.
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Literally, the financial district in downtown New York City. The name is taken from the street on which the New York Stock Exchange is located. The NYSE’s address is 11 Wall Street. However, investors typically use the term to refer to the investment community’s stock market and capital raising activities overall, even though much of the industry activity takes place at other stock markets and in other cities.
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(idiomatic): American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole, or by extension, big-business interests.
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Origin of wall-street

  • After Wall Street in New York City

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

  • From the name of a street located in Manhattan, where many financial institutions are located.

    From Wiktionary