What does Street mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. street(noun)

    a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings

    "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"

  2. street(noun)

    the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel

    "be careful crossing the street"

  3. street(noun)

    the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction

    "she tried to keep her children off the street"

  4. street(noun)

    a situation offering opportunities

    "he worked both sides of the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"

  5. street(noun)

    people living or working on the same street

    "the whole street protested the absence of street lights"

GCIDE

  1. Street(n.)

    the roadway of a street, as distinguished from the sidewalk; as, children playing in the street.

    Etymology: [OE. strete, AS. strt, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved way, properly fem. p. p. of sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to E. strew. See Strew, and cf. Stratum, Stray, v. & a.]

  2. Street(n.)

    the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole street knew about their impending divorce.

    Etymology: [OE. strete, AS. strt, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved way, properly fem. p. p. of sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to E. strew. See Strew, and cf. Stratum, Stray, v. & a.]

Wiktionary

  1. street(Noun)

    A paved part of road, usually in a village or a town.

    Walk down the street.

  2. street(Noun)

    A road as above but including the sidewalks (pavements) and buildings.

    I live on the street down from Joyce Avenue.

  3. street(Noun)

    The people who live in such a road, as a neighborhood.

  4. street(Noun)

    The people who spend a great deal of time on the street in urban areas, especially, the young, the poor, the unemployed, and those engaged in illegal activities.

  5. street(Noun)

    Street talk or slang.

  6. street(Noun)

    a large amount

    He's streets ahead of his sister in all the subjects in school.

  7. street(Noun)

    Each of the three opportunities that players have to bet, after the flop, turn and river.

  8. street(Noun)

    Illicit, contraband, especially of a drug

    I got some pot cheap on the street.

  9. street(Adjective)

    Having street cred; conforming to modern urban trends.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Street(adj)

    originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses

    Etymology: [OE. strete, AS. strt, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved way, properly fem. p. p. of sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to E. strew. See Strew, and cf. Stratum, Stray, v. & a.]

Freebase

  1. Street

    A street is a paved public thoroughfare in a built environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as concrete, cobblestone or brick. Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic. Originally the word "street" simply meant a paved road. The word "street" is still sometimes used colloquially as a synonym for "road", for example in connection with the ancient Watling Street, but city residents and urban planners draw a crucial modern distinction: a road's main function is transportation, while streets facilitate public interaction. Examples of streets include pedestrian streets, alleys, and city-centre streets too crowded for road vehicles to pass. Conversely, highways and motorways are types of roads, but few would refer to them as streets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Street

    strēt, n. a road in a town lined with houses, broader than a lane: those who live in a street: the part of the street for vehicles: the body of brokers.—ns. Street′age, toll for the use of a street; Street′car, a passenger-car on the streets of a city, drawn by horses, cable traction, or electricity; Street′-door, the door of a house which opens upon a street; Street′-rail′road, a railroad or tramway constructed on a public street; Street′-sweep′er, one who, or that which, sweeps the streets clean; Street′-walk′er, a whore who prowls about the streets; Street′-ward, an officer who formerly took care of the streets; Street′-way, the roadway. [A.S. strǽt (Dut. straat, Ger. strasse, It. strada)—L. strata (via), a paved (way), from sternĕre, stratum, to strew.]

Editors Contribution

  1. street

    A type of road.

    The street always looks clean, neat and tidy as humans are so tidy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Street' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #473

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Street' in Written Corpus Frequency: #620

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Street' in Nouns Frequency: #127

Anagrams for Street »

  1. setter

  2. tester

  3. retest

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How to say Street in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Street in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Street in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Street in a Sentence

  1. Biyoo:

    As I looked outside I noticed a street light crowded by moths. But as soon as that light went off, the moths fled in search of light (they seemed inseparable). Apparently, insects (moths) that are attracted to light know something we don't ~ go figure.

  2. Kelly McCarthy:

    We crafted this legislation so it would not interfere with our police agencies’ abilities to get drugs and the tools of the trade off the street; so there are no changes to the seizure laws, we did want to protect to protect Montanans and those traveling through Montana from the abuse of civil asset forfeiture that has plagued other states.

  3. Joe Uziel:

    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.

  4. Ben Rejeb Price Joe Adelaide:

    I was coming home from work last night, and my girlfriend texted saying don't go home, something terrible happened, i had to go see; I couldn't help it. But I wasn't even allowed near my apartment because it's across the street from Bataclan and there were barricades.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I represented New York, and I represented New York on 9/11 when we were attacked, where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is. I did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild. That was good for New York.

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