a public thoroughfare, usually paved, in a village, town, or city, including the sidewalk or sidewalks.
such a thoroughfare together with adjacent buildings, lots, etc.:
Houses, lawns, and trees composed a very pleasant street.
the roadway of such a thoroughfare, as distinguished from the sidewalk:
to cross a street.
a main way or thoroughfare, as distinguished from a lane, alley, or the like.
the inhabitants or frequenters of a street:
The whole street gossiped about the new neighbors.
the Street, Informal.
the section of a city associated with a given profession or trade, especially when concerned with business or finance, as Wall Street.
the principal theater and entertainment district of any of a number of U.S. cities.
of, on, or adjoining a street:
a street door just off the sidewalk.
taking place or appearing on the street:
street fight; street musicians.
coarse; crude; vulgar:
suitable for everyday wear:
street clothes; street dress.
the street price of a new computer; the street value of a drug.
on / in the street,
without a home:
You’ll be out on the street if the rent isn’t paid.
without a job or occupation; idle.
out of prison or police custody; at liberty.
up one’s street, British. alley1 (def 7).
(capital when part of a name) a public road that is usually lined with buildings, esp in a town: Oxford Street
(as modifier): a street directory
the buildings lining a street
the part of the road between the pavements, used by vehicles
the people living, working, etc, in a particular street
(modifier) of or relating to the urban counterculture: street style, street drug
man in the street, an ordinary or average citizen
on the streets
earning a living as a prostitute
(informal) streets ahead of, superior to, more advanced than, etc
(informal) streets apart, markedly different
(informal) up one’s street, right up one’s street, (just) what one knows or likes best
(Austral) to outdistance
The street called “Straight” at Damascus (Acts 9:11) is “a long broad street, running from east to west, about a mile in length, and forming the principal thoroughfare in the city.” In Oriental towns streets are usually narrow and irregular and filthy (Ps. 18:42; Isa. 10:6). “It is remarkable,” says Porter, “that all the important cities of Palestine and Syria Samaria, Caesarea, Gerasa, Bozrah, Damascus, Palmyra, had their ‘straight streets’ running through the centre of the city, and lined with stately rows of columns. The most perfect now remaining are those of Palmyra and Gerasa, where long ranges of the columns still stand.”, Through Samaria, etc.
or street-fighter noun 1. a person whose style of fistfighting was learned in the streets, as opposed to a trained or proficient boxer. 2. a person who deals with others in an aggressive, cunning manner.
- Street food
noun any food or beverage sold by a street vendor, as a stall or cart Examples We ate the street food after exiting the museum. Word Origin 1860
- Street furniture
noun 1. pieces of equipment, such as streetlights and pillar boxes, placed in the street for the benefit of the public noun objects placed along streets or roads for various uses, including benches, directional signs, garbage cans, mailboxes, streetlights, etc. Examples Billboards are prohibited as street furniture in residential areas. street, the
noun, Canadian. 1. road hockey.