Meaning of STREET in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ stri:t ]

( streets)

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.



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

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