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Wall Street, Wall St.(noun)
a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance
Wall Street, the Street(noun)
used to allude to the securities industry of the United States
A street towards the southern end of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, extending from Broadway to the East River; -- so called from the old wall which extended along it when the city belonged to the Dutch. It is the chief financial center of the United States, hence the name is often used for the money market and the financial interests of the country; -- in American financial publications, also referred to as the street.
: American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole or by extension, big-business interests.
Origin: From the name of a street located in Manhattan, where many financial institutions are located.
Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long, 0.7 miles long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector, or signifying New York-based financial interests. It is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies. Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Wall Street area, including NASDAQ, the New York Mercantile Exchange, the New York Board of Trade, and the former American Stock Exchange. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City is one of the world's principal financial centers.
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