main street, high street(noun)
street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
any small town (or the people who inhabit it); generally used to represent parochialism and materialism (after a novel by Sinclair Lewis)
"Main Street will never vote for a liberal politician"
A main thoroughfare, usually one in a small town having the largest concentration of retail businesses.
Hence: (Fig.) The attitudes, environment, or life style of a small town; -- usually capitalized, and often used attributively; as, Main Street attitudes toward Washington.
the generic street name (and often the official name) of the primary retail street of a village, town, or small city in the United States, Canada, Ireland, some parts of Scotland and also in some countries in central Europe.
the interests of everyday working-class people and small business owners.
Main Street is the metonym for a generic street name of the primary retail street of a village, town or small city in many parts of the world. It is usually a focal point for shops and retailers in the central business district, and is most often used in reference to retailing and socializing. The term is commonly used in Scotland and the United States, and less often in Canada, Australia and Ireland. In most of the United Kingdom the common description is High Street. In Jamaica the term is Front Street. In some parts of the south west of England the equivalent used is Fore Street. In some larger cities, there may be several Main Streets, each relating to a specific neighborhood or formerly separate city, rather than the city as a whole. In many larger U.S. cities "Main Street" is a U.S. Highway; "Main Street of America" branding was used to promote U.S. Route 66 in its heyday.
The numerical value of main street in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of main street in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whites walking down Main Street with an AK-47 are defenders of American values; a black man doing the same thing is Public Enemy No. 1.
Main Street struggles while Wall Street soars, if a bank is too big to fail, too big to jail and too big to manage, then it's too damn big.
If Wall Street really cared about Main Street it would already act in Wall Street clients' best interest, rather than secretly pocketing tens of billions of dollars from hardworking Americans just trying to save for a decent retirement.
Our main street director told me and she had heard it from the book store. It's definitely great news, everyone has always speculated about a second book. Everyone who read(' Mockingbird') has said,' Oh I wish she had written another book.' It's good for Monroeville. Her book brings people here every day.
The structure exposed is unique. To date such a structure has yet to be found along the stepped street in the numerous excavations that have taken place in Jerusalem and to the best of our knowledge outside of it, we believe the structure was a kind of monumental podium that attracted the public’s attention when walking on the city’s main street. It would be very interesting to know what was said there 2,000 years ago. Were messages announced here on behalf of the government? Perhaps news or gossip, or admonitions and street preaching – unfortunately we do not know.
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