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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wall Street, Wall St.(noun)

    a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance

  2. Wall Street, the Street(noun)

    used to allude to the securities industry of the United States


  1. Wall Street

    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.


  1. Wall Street(ProperNoun)

    : American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole or by extension, big-business interests.

  2. Origin: From the name of a street located in Manhattan, where many financial institutions are located.


  1. Wall Street

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wall street in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wall street in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Stiglitz:

    The fall of Wall Street is for market fundamentalism what the fall of the Berlin Wall was for communism.

  2. J. Ezra Merkin:

    The stereotype imagines a Wall Street populated by bulls and bears. In reality, the Street itself is neither bull nor bear but shark, constantly shifting direction in an eternal search for food.

  3. John Kerry, Speech at Democratic Convention, May 31, 2002:

    We must uphold the promise of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton and never allow the President and his Republican friends to threaten Social Security by putting it on the Wall Street trading block.

  4. Lawrence Lessig:

    The system is rigged, unless we fix this issue, we can't do anything else. You want climate change legislation? You want to take on Wall Street? How are you going to take on Wall Street when the biggest contributions come from Wall Street?

  5. Rod Hall:

    While Some Wall Street analysts like Chuck Robbins individually, Some Wall Street analysts believe investors would benefit more from technology leadership at the company given the disruptive changes Some Wall Street analysts believe are coming to networking.

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