Meaning of STREET in English


I. ˈstrēt noun

Etymology: Middle English strete, from Old English strǣt, from Late Latin strata paved road, from Latin, feminine of stratus, past participle — more at stratum

Date: before 12th century


a. : a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalks

b. : the part of a street reserved for vehicles

c. : a thoroughfare with abutting property

lives on a fashionable street

2. : the people occupying property on a street

the whole street knew about the accident

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

a crafty politician working both sides of the street

success through compromise is a two-way street

4. capitalized

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

b. : the people who work in such a district

doing better than the Street expected

5. : an environment (as in a depressed neighborhood or section of a city) of poverty, dereliction, or crime

grew up on the mean street s

- on the street

- up one's street

II. adjective

Date: 15th century

1. : of or relating to the streets: as

a. : adjoining or giving access to a street

the street door

b. : carried on or taking place in the street

street fighting

c. : living or working on the streets

a street peddler

street people

d. : located in, used for, or serving as a guide to the streets

a street map

e. : performing in or heard on the street

a street band


(1) : suitable for wear or use on the street

street clothes

(2) : not touching the ground — used of a woman's dress in lengths reaching the knee, calf, or ankle

g. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the street environment

street drugs

used…his new street cred to develop contacts — Dale Keiger

2. : retail

the street price

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