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. Henry Louis Mencken:

    Life is a dead-end street.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    It's not the big banks that need relief from Washington -- it's small banks and small businesses, we should be doing more to rein in risky behavior on Wall Street and 'Too Big to Fail.'.

  3. Greg Bickford:

    We’re complaint-driven, if we were to drive up and down every single street and try to find violations, we’d never get off a street.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who truly loves a dog gives it a freedom to move anywhere rather than tying a strap around its neck to take it along with oneself for a stroll on the street or garden.

  5. Mark Nicholson:

    I don’t think we’ve seen any change as to the volume of drugs that we are coming across on the street level.

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