Definition of Street name

1. Noun. An alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods). "Her street name is Bonbon"

2. Noun. Slang for something (especially for an illegal drug). "`smack' is a street name for heroin"
Examples of language type: Big H, Hell Dust, Nose Drops, Scag, Skag, Smack, Thunder
Generic synonyms: Name, Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular

3. Noun. The name of a brokerage firm in which stock is held on behalf of a customer. "All my stocks are held in street name"
Generic synonyms: Name

4. Noun. The name of a street.
Generic synonyms: Name

Definition of Street name

1. Noun. The slang term. ¹

2. Noun. A person’s nickname, such as a gangster or mafia name. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Street Name

street dancer
street dancers
street drug
street elbow
street fighter
street fighters
street food
street foods
street furniture
street girl
street hockey
street lamp
street light
street lights
street market
street name (current term)
street organ
street party
street person
street pigeon
street racing
street railway
street shoes
street sign
street smart
street smarts
street sweeper
street team
street teams
street theater

Literary usage of Street name

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

1. History and Reminiscences of Lower Wall Street and Vicinity by Abram Wakeman (1914)
"Liberty street, laid out about 1690, at one time called Tienhoven street; name in 1691 Crown street; known in 1797 and since as Liberty street. ..."

2. Municipal Engineering Practice by Amory Prescott Folwell (1916)
"STREET-NAME SIGNS Signs designating the names of streets should be placed at each street intersection, and on each corner of the intersection if they are to ..."

3. The History of Detroit and Michigan: A Chronological Cyclopaedia of the Past by Silas Farmer (1884)
"... duplicate street name» will be greatly increased, unless the evil is remedied. The naming of streets ought not to be left to the caprice of individuals. ..."

4. A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston by Boston (Mass.) Street laying-out dept (1910)
"*Linden Park street, Rox., 188.5; from 125 Roxbury street to 1292 Tremont street; name of part of Linden park, from Roxbury street to Clay street, ..."

5. Modern Civic Art: Or, The City Made Beautiful by Charles Mulford Robinson (1903)
"These requirements lay down certain principles: the street name signs should have a regular ... If at a given corner the street name should be, for example, ..."

6. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York by New York (N.Y.). Common Council, Samuel J. Willis, David Thomas Valentine (1869)
"BRIDGE STREET—In Dutch times led to the bridge across the canal in Broad street. Name retained from the earliest times. STONE STREET—Originally " The ..."

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