Definition of Downing street

1. Noun. A street of Westminster in London. "The Prime Minister lives at No. 10 Downing Street"

Generic synonyms: Street
Group relationships: City Of Westminster, Westminster

2. Noun. The British government.
Generic synonyms: Authorities, Government, Regime

Definition of Downing street

1. Proper noun. a street leading off Whitehall in Westminster, London containing the residences of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer ¹

2. Proper noun. (idiomatic by extension) the British government ¹

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Literary usage of Downing street

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1. Guide to the Materials for United States History in Canadian Archives by David W. Parker (1913)
"downing street, July 8, 1856. (Enclosure touches upon Indian war against the ... downing street, Apr. 8, 1857. (No. 9 is on refusal to allow the arrest in ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The site now occupied by the old Anatomical School, part of the pathological department and a portion of the unoccupied part in downing street is to be ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"Winning Pan, tet Child's Party in downing street, 9 Equity Indeed, 76 Erudition under Bonnets, .... downing street ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"THE NEW downing street. IN looking at this wreck of Governments in all European countries, there is one consideration that suggests itself, ..."

5. The Life of William Wilberforce by Robert Isaac Wilberforce, Samuel Wilberforce (1838)
"I have much to tell you on that head, and I wish you had been in London to second some attempts I made in downing street. ..."

6. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"By its terms the four allies bound themselves to fight on THE FAMOUS "DOWNING STREET" IN LONDON For several generations the British Prime Minister has had ..."

7. Recollections of the Old Foreign Office by Edward Hertslet (1901)
"downing street was a narrow street of from twenty-five to thirty feet in width, ... 1 A drawing of the upper end of downing street is preserved in the ..."

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