Meaning of STREET in English


[street] n [ME strete, fr. OE straet, fr. LL strata paved road, fr. L, fem. of stratus, pp.--more at stratum] (bef. 12c) 1 a: a thoroughfare esp. in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usu. includes sidewalks b: the part of a street reserved for vehicles c: a thoroughfare with abutting property "lives on a fashionable ~"

2: the people occupying property on a street "the whole ~ knew about the accident"

3: a promising line of development or a channeling of effort

4. cap: a district (as Wall Street or Fleet Street) identified with a particular profession

5: an environment (as in a depressed neighborhood or section of a city) of prostitution, poverty, dereliction, or crime -- on the street or in the street 1: idle, homeless, or out of a job

2: out of prison: at liberty -- up one's street or down one's street : suited to one's abilities or taste

[2]street adj (15c): of or relating to the streets: as a: adjoining or giving access to a street "the ~ door" b: carried on or taking place in the street "~ fighting" c: living or working on the streets "a ~ peddler" "~ people" d: located in, used for, or serving as a guide to the streets "a ~ map" e: performing in or heard on the street "a ~ band" f (1): suitable for wear or use on the street "~ clothes" (2): not touching the ground--used of a woman's dress in lengths reaching the knee, calf, or ankle g: of or relating to the street environment "~ drugs"

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