Definitions for main street
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the principal thoroughfare in a small town.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(caps.) the outlook, environment, or life of a small town.
Origin of main street:
Canadian.to campaign in an election by meeting the public along the main streets of towns and cities.
Origin of mainstreet:
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"
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.