Definition of Street

1. Noun. A thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings. "He lives on Nassau Street"

2. Noun. The part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel. "Be careful crossing the street"
Specialized synonyms: One-way Street, Two-way Street
Generic synonyms: Thoroughfare

3. Noun. The streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction. "She tried to keep her children off the street"
Group relationships: Concrete Jungle
Generic synonyms: Environment

4. Noun. A situation offering opportunities. "Cooperation is a two-way street"
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Chance, Opportunity

5. Noun. People living or working on the same street. "The whole street protested the absence of street lights"
Generic synonyms: Neighborhood, Neighbourhood

Definition of Street

1. n. Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.

Definition of Street

1. Noun. A paved part of road, usually in a village or a town. ¹

2. Noun. A road as above but including the sidewalks (pavements) and buildings. ¹

3. Noun. The people who live in such a road, as a neighborhood. ¹

4. Noun. The people who spend a great deal of time on the street in urban areas, especially, the young, the poor, the unemployed, and those engaged in illegal activities. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) Street talk or slang. ¹

6. Noun. (figuratively) a large amount ¹

7. Noun. (poker slang) Each of the three opportunities that players have to bet, after the flop, turn and river. ¹

8. Noun. Illicit, contraband, especially of a drug ¹

9. Adjective. (slang) Having street cred; conforming to modern urban trends. ¹

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Definition of Street

1. a public thoroughfare [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Street

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Literary usage of Street

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1. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Peter Augustin Daniel (1874)
"ES, 29, Osnaburgh St, Regent's Park, NW Gee, William, High street, Boston. Gerich, FE, 7, Mincing Lane, EC Gervinus, Madame, Heidelberg. ..."

2. Annual Report by Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, Massachusetts (1897)
"Hyde Park and continuing in said River street to a proposed street leading to the ... Following this proposed street to the river and deflecting to the ..."

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