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Definition of "street" []

  • A public way or thoroughfare in a city or town, usually with a sidewalk or sidewalks. (noun)
  • Such a public way considered apart from the sidewalks: Don't play in the street. (noun)
  • A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it: lives on a quiet street. (noun)
  • The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street: The whole street protested the new parking regulations. (noun)
  • A district, such as Wall Street in New York City, that is identified with a specific profession. Often used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "street" in a sentence
  • "You mean the tax payers who are funding all the lovely looking during the day street lights that are shining up into the sky instead of down into the *street*?"
  • "On Claire's 'street with no name' in the little town of Bethlehem, 2009 yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'On Claire\'s \'street with no name\' in the little town of Bethlehem, 2009 '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: "Do Americans understand what happens to children when they are buried alive?"
  • "It’s not cool to say the gaze is fine when its coming from an attractive, professional, nice young man across the bar or it’s fine when its the subject of the colloquial ‘no, he likes you, I’ve seen the way he looks at you,’ but the gaze is not ok when its just someone on the street, someone ’street’ looking or whatever."