Definitions for Street
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Street.
a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
"they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
"be careful crossing the street"
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"
a situation offering opportunities
"he worked both sides of the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"
people living or working on the same street
"the whole street protested the absence of street lights"
the roadway of a street, as distinguished from the sidewalk; as, children playing in the street.
the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole street knew about their impending divorce.
A paved part of road, usually in a village or a town.
Walk down the street.
A road as above but including the sidewalks (pavements) and buildings.
I live on the street down from Joyce Avenue.
The people who live in such a road, as a neighborhood.
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.
Street talk or slang.
a large amount
He's streets ahead of his sister in all the subjects in school.
Each of the three opportunities that players have to bet, after the flop, turn and river.
Illicit, contraband, especially of a drug
I got some pot cheap on the street.
Having street cred; conforming to modern urban trends.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: stræt , Saxon; straz, German; strada, Spanish and Ital. streede, Danish; straet, Dutch; stratum, Lat.
He led us through fair streets; and all the way we went there were gathered people on both sides, standing in a row. Francis Bacon.
The streets are no larger than allies. George Sandys.
Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons
Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine;
Witness the streets of Sodom. John Milton.
The Italians say the ancients always considered the situation of a building, whether it were high or low, in an open square, or in a narrow street, and more or less deviated from their rule of art. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
When you tattle with some crony servant in the same street, leave your own street-door open. Jonathan Swift.
That there be no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets. Psalm cxliv. 14.
Our publick ways would be so crowded, that we should want street-room. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Let us reflect upon what we daily see practised in the world, and can we believe, if an apostle of Christ appeared in our streets, he would retract his caution, and command us to be conformed to the world? John Rogers, Sermons.
A street is a public road in a town or city, typically with buildings on one or both sides, that is used for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
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.]
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
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.]
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Street is ranked #1805 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Street surname appeared 19,866 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Street.
74% or 14,713 total occurrences were White.
20.6% or 4,094 total occurrences were Black.
2% or 405 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.7% or 340 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 222 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 89 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Street' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #473
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Street' in Written Corpus Frequency: #620
Rank popularity for the word 'Street' in Nouns Frequency: #127
The numerical value of Street in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Street in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
This TIGER grant will provide funding to improve bicycling, walking, and general transit conditions for pedestrians and motorists in downtown L?hu’e, additionally, Rice Street, Ho’olako Street, and Pua’ole/Malae will undergo improvements to enhance the overall user experience including the addition of new sidewalks, the creation of a shared use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, and the conversion of an existing street into a bicycle boulevard.
It's fair for voters to be skeptical of Hillary Clinton's speeches about holding Wall Street accountable when Wall Street institutions fund her foundation at the same time she gives those speeches, that's a burden that Clinton will have to address by backing up her words with bold action -- like appointing an economic team not beholden to Wall Street and showing a willingness to break up too-big-to-fail banks and jail bankers who broke the law.
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?
I'm walking down a street called hope I'm going to get some satisfaction in my soul I'm leaving that street called fear Throw that negativity right outta here
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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Translations for Street
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- амҩаду, амҩаAbkhaz
- شارِع, شوارعArabic
- straedoù, ru, ruioù, straedBreton
- carrerCatalan, Valencian
- δρόμος, οδόςGreek
- خیابان, کویPersian
- strjitteWestern Frisian
- sràidScottish Gaelic
- ape, tapeGuaraní
- गली, सड़कHindi
- jalan raya, jalanIndonesian
- gata, strætiIcelandic
- strada, viaItalian
- 道, 道路, 通りJapanese
- شهقام, کۆڵان, جادهKurdish
- via, vicusLatin
- jalan, lebuhMalay
- လမ်းကြား, လမ်းBurmese
- gateNorwegian Nynorsk
- уынгOssetian, Ossetic
- strada, viaRomansh
- via, istrada, istrata, strada, biaSardinian
- gáhta, gáhttaNorthern Sami
- ulica, улицаSerbo-Croatian
- වීදියSinhala, Sinhalese
- வீதி, தெருTamil
- гузар, хиёбон, кӯчаTajik
- كوچاUyghur, Uighur
- سڑک, گلیUrdu
- đường, đường phố, phốVietnamese
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