Meaning of STREET in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ stri:t ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A street is a road in a city, town, or village, usually with houses along it.
He lived at 66 Bingfield Street...
Boppard is a small, quaint town with narrow streets.
N-COUNT ; N-IN-NAMES
You can use street or streets when talking about activities that happen out of doors in a town rather than inside a building.
Changing money on the street is illegal-always use a bank...
Their aim is to raise a million pounds to get the homeless off the streets.
...a New York street gang.
N-COUNT : the N , usu on/off N
see also back street , civvy street , Downing Street , Fleet Street , high street , Wall Street
If someone is streets ahead of you, they are much better at something than you are.
He was streets ahead of the other contestants.
PHRASE : usu v-link PHR , oft PHR of n
If you talk about the man in the street or the man or woman in the street , you mean ordinary people in general.
The average man or woman in the street doesn’t know very much about immune disorders.
If a job or activity is up your street , it is the kind of job or activity that you are very interested in. ( BRIT; in AM, use up your alley )
She loved it, this was just up her street.
PHRASE : usu v-link PHR
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006