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Princeton's WordNet

  1. streetnoun

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

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

  2. streetnoun

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

    "be careful crossing the street"

  3. streetnoun

    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. streetnoun

    a situation offering opportunities

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

  5. streetnoun

    people living or working on the same street

    "the whole street protested the absence of street lights"

GCIDE

  1. Streetnoun

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

  2. Streetnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. streetnoun

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

    Walk down the street.

  2. streetnoun

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

    I live on the street down from Joyce Avenue.

  3. streetnoun

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

  4. streetnoun

    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. streetnoun

    Street talk or slang.

  6. streetnoun

    a large amount

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

  7. streetnoun

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

  8. streetnoun

    Illicit, contraband, especially of a drug

    I got some pot cheap on the street.

  9. streetadjective

    Having street cred; conforming to modern urban trends.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STREETnoun

    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.

    When night
    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.

ChatGPT

  1. street

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Streetadjective

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

  2. 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.]

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STREET

    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

  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. retest

  2. setter

  3. tester

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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. Joseph Stiglitz:

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

  2. Lena Nagirnyak:

    The next day, the street we were walking on was bombed. If we had left a day later, we might have died.

  3. Dennis Hof:

    One whorehouse on one side of the street. And the biggest whorehouse, the legislature, on the other side of the street, people get it. They know they're whores.

  4. Aram Hamparian:

    The guys were very violent, they knew what they were doing. It wasn't like people wrestling in the street.

  5. Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures:

    Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.

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