Definition of High street

1. Noun. Street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town.

Exact synonyms: Main Street
Specialized synonyms: Main Drag
Generic synonyms: Street

Definition of High street

1. Noun. (British) (alternative capitalization of high street) ¹

2. Noun. (British Irish) The main street of any town. ¹

3. Noun. (British Irish) Mainstream shops, banks, etc. that can be found on such a street, in contrast to more specialist shops and services. ¹

4. Noun. (British) Physical, bricks and mortar shops, in contrast to Internet shops. ¹

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Literary usage of High street

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1899)
"As far as the commencement of our concluding section of the high street, ... high street, Fourth Section ; Queen's College Lane to East Gate. ..."

2. Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time: In the Olden by John Fanning Watson (1857)
"high street Prison and Market Shambles. The few facts concerning this house, in some instances, have fallen into other portions of this work. ..."

3. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"In high street stood the " King's Head Inn," where, it is said, several monarchs were lodged during their visits to the town. Taylor, the Water Poet, ..."

4. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1880)
"high street, at Punter's Pond. 7 d 11 d —— Mortimer Road, 5 о 10 d in Knightsbridge. ... and Guildhall. at high street, 16 о 6/ 20 n 6./' at Stamford Hill. ..."

5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF HAWESWATER FROM SPUR OF high street. ... and runs between the steep slopes of high street on the west and Naddle Forest on the east (see ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"... SPUR OF high street. (From a Photograph by HR Siili.') is 0-537 square mile, and as its extreme length along its slightly curved axis is 2-33 miles, ..."

7. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1893)
"THE Borough high street, as we have already shown, serving for many centuries as ... This building stood at the ar»gle formed by the high street and Compter ..."

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