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street

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a city street
▪ Traffic was moving slowly along the city streets.
a crowd lines the street/route etc
▪ A crowd lined the street to catch a glimpse of the president.
a high street bank (=one of the ordinary banks that most people use)
▪ There's a lot of competition between the major high street banks.
a street corner
▪ There’s a newspaper shop on the street corner.
a street demonstration (=in the streets of a city)
▪ A street demonstration completely blocked the centre of the city.
a street fight
▪ There were reports of street fights every night in the local newspaper.
a street gang (=which spends a lot of time on the streets)
▪ He belonged to a notorious street gang which terrorized a Chicago suburb.
a street lamp
▪ Harry stopped under a street lamp.
a street map
▪ There's a street map outside the town hall.
a street party (=one held outside in a street)
▪ Thousands flocked to the street party on Princess Street to celebrate New Year.
a street protest
▪ There was a ban on street protests.
civvy street
▪ I bet your family will be glad to see you when you get back to civvy street.
cross (over) the road/street/river etc
▪ It’s easy to have an accident just crossing the road.
▪ He was hit by a car when he tried to cross over the road near Euston station.
cross street
Downing Street
▪ Downing Street declined to comment on the allegations.
Fleet Street
high street banks/shops/stores etc
high street
▪ Camden High Street
Main Street
▪ The President’s new proposals won’t go down too well on Main Street.
maze of streets/paths/tunnels etc
▪ the maze of narrow streets
▪ I was led through a maze of corridors.
narrow street/road/path etc
▪ a long narrow road
▪ the narrow passage between the cottage and the house
prowling the streets
▪ gangs of teenagers prowling the streets
roam the streets
▪ You shouldn’t let your children roam the streets.
side street
street children
street children (=living on the streets because they have no homes)
▪ The organization aims to help street children in Latin America.
street cred
▪ It’ll wreck your street cred if you’re seen helping the police.
street crime (=crimes such as robbery committed on the streets)
▪ There will be new measures to tackle street crime.
street lighting
▪ Better street lighting might help to reduce crime.
street market (=with a lot of different people selling things from tables, stalls etc in the street)
street people
street value
▪ Detectives seized drugs with a street value of almost £300,000.
street vendors
▪ the shouts of street vendors
the street value (=the amount that users will pay for illegal drugs)
▪ Drugs with a street value of £1,600 were found in the car.
throw...out on the street (=make us leave our home when we have nowhere else to live)
▪ I knew he would never throw us out on the street.
two-way street
▪ Marriage has to be a two-way street.
Wall Street
▪ a drop in share prices on Wall Street
wandering the streets
▪ He was found wandering the streets of New York.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
back
▪ We drove along the back streets.
▪ Auguste, the bouncer he picked up in the back streets of Montreal, squeezes my windbreaker before letting me in.
▪ And this was how many such agents lived, in rooms in the back streets of cities.
▪ The result is evident in the back streets and courtyards, which Atalla judiciously avoids with a foreign visitor.
▪ Iain and Tommy drank together on the back streets of Pinner.
▪ I have found one must speak slowly to people who live in the back streets of London.
▪ I got Armstrong fired up and headed towards Hackney, using the back streets to avoid the worst of the rush hour.
▪ And the kind of food and wine that would cost a few francs in a back street cafe.
busy
▪ For the last couple of weeks, I had two posters in my windows, facing on to a fairly busy street.
▪ Puffs of hardened car exhaust linger in the air on busy streets.
▪ The smell of stewed eels streams from a steaming vat into the busy street.
▪ She was in a narrow passage that crookedly connected two busy streets.
▪ In this pouring rain on a busy street corner in Paris, I watch her face go soft with recognition.
▪ The hotel is situated in a busy shopping street close to many attractions including the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, and Rijksmuseum.
▪ It was busy on the street.
empty
▪ Down in the housing scheme there was hardly a noise; the lamps fizzed quietly on the empty street.
▪ He gazed down the empty street, and then across it to the marsh, and saw her.
▪ Katherine gazed out at the empty Manhattan streets.
▪ Ralph waved at the empty street awhile; even the gas fumes seemed to be evaporating before he was ready.
▪ The bridges were empty and the streets silent.
▪ The rain fell on empty streets.
▪ Now she was rattling along the empty streets, the horse's hooves sounding sharp and crisp in the silence.
high
▪ The Orb's appeal has spread silently to the high street.
▪ The high street banks typically charge more than 18 per cent for an authorised overdraft.
▪ Well away from the high street, the members of the City of London Law Society have slightly different concerns.
▪ Many groups will make models of their village or their high street as it was in the past.
▪ This seems highly unlikely at a time when high street stores are holding sales before Christmas.
▪ Moneyfacts, the savings and loan information group, selects the following best buys from high street institutions.
▪ Many are being refitted with the same smart new decor which will make them easier to spot on the high street.
▪ Further reading 2 Practice development Introduction Most high street practices will undertake a certain amount of personal injury litigation.
main
▪ Our house is just off the main shopping street of Tintagel, so there is always a lot of traffic going by.
▪ The last time that happened was in 1950, when Manvel's main street stood a foot deep in water.
▪ Away from the main streets there was less damage.
▪ Other new retail ventures include a new coffee bar and a 24-hour diner on Main and Fourth streets.
▪ But new measures have been taken, and sweeping machines constantly ply the main streets collecting rubbish.
▪ They followed the road into town and lost sight of the harbor as they came down the main street of shops.
▪ He also owned a shop on the main street, selling hardware and tinned foods and some garden produce.
▪ In the distance the several chains of lights indicating the main streets of the city were blurred, like tears.
narrow
▪ He led Lucien on to a narrow street lined by tiny, dark shops.
▪ When Jodzis did not pull over, officers used a car as a roadblock on a narrow street.
▪ Wing tips on each aircraft were removed and deposited in the cockpit for passage through the narrow streets.
▪ Little had changed on the narrow streets of the Colonia Cucumacayan.
▪ It was in a narrow side street and there were only a few people watching.
▪ City walls, narrow streets, open shutters, old women sitting outside in the early evening.
▪ They went back to their house through the narrow streets, using a complicated route in case anyone was following them.
▪ A natural harbour, set between two rocky headlands, forms a centre point from which narrow streets wind uphill.
quiet
▪ Here in the quiet side street everything remains polite and formal.
▪ It was a quiet street, a block or two long.
▪ He saw himself go inside, a fellow on a quiet street doing ordinary things, unafraid of being watched.
▪ The once bustling riverside is now a quiet street, with many of the old buildings well preserved.
▪ She walked slowly through the quiet streets, wondering if Dana and Roman would be cosily together in her flat.
▪ Explosions were continuing in the paddy field, but they began a conversation as though on a quiet street.
■ NOUN
bank
▪ But the new decade also promises to revolutionise high street bank branches yet again.
▪ Career development loans are also available from high street banks.
▪ Even the lower rate makes the offerings from other high street banks look miserly.
▪ Representatives from the world of high finance included chartered accountants and members of the major high street banks.
▪ The Midland's financial weakness became a source of worry to the other high street banks.
▪ Ten years ago, the high street banks were piling into investment banking.
▪ Future Mortgages offers decent deals for people turned away by the high street banks and building societies.
city
▪ Driving away into the city streets, she'd never felt so alone or so friendless in her entire life.
▪ It envelopes various city streets that will be closed to traffic and even much of San Diego Bay.
▪ It's a far cry from the ragged, skinny reality of city streets and the rural hinterland.
▪ We were driving down another city street.
▪ Miles of city streets are taken over by stalls offering tiny banknotes and articles of all kinds for sale.
▪ The city streets were magic again, like they were when stoplights went dark after the quake.
▪ They drove through the brightly lit city streets of Tsimshatsui, and it was like hurtling back to earth through the atmosphere.
▪ This electoral scheme would not unclog city streets, struggling as always with more traffic than they were meant to handle.
corner
▪ On a street corner in the bustling city centre Petrona Sanchez, a lottery saleswoman, is equally bewildered.
▪ She says that most desirable street corners already have one or more of the two chains.
▪ She was only dimly aware of the approach of the two boys who were walking swiftly from the street corner.
▪ Today even 16-year-old boys on street corners look up to those who attend college.
▪ On one street corner a dusky Moorish maiden, the next a Nordic blonde.
▪ We wait in different places; the car park of an estate, a street corner in Archway.
▪ He focused on older kids, because he saw too many of them on street corners getting into trouble.
crime
▪ The 1989 Home Office report found that victims of burglary become more fearful of street crime as well.
▪ Yet, viewing the Situation rationally, there are no old perpetrators of street crimes.
▪ More police officers visibly going about their business is the most commonly advanced solution to street crime.
▪ Citizens in inner-city areas are desperately worried and rightly so, about street crime.
▪ Manchester police have an even simpler explanation for the current rise in street crime.
▪ From there they go to Madrid and Barcelona, where they are already being blamed for an increase in street crime.
▪ Apart from a few pickpockets in Rangoon, street crime does not exist.
gang
▪ They asked: were there really no girls in youth cultures and street gangs or had sociological accounts made them invisible?
lamp
▪ Yellow street lamps looked lurid in the greyness.
▪ We end up, unexpectedly, in an alley outside the hotel, and Lip walks down toward a street lamp.
▪ I said goodbye to her under a street lamp.
▪ Mr Sammler, back walking the streets, which now were dark blue, a bluish glow from the street lamps.
▪ A street lamp shed light over the front part of it where the boardroom table stood.
▪ Clean horizontal light from the street lamps entered our apartment.
▪ The fine red-gold of his hair was like an angel's aureole against the street lamp.
▪ The eerie grid of a city was spread out before him, lit by the chemical yellow of the street lamps.
market
▪ And what evil demon had prompted her to drive past a street market which all the gods knew she couldn't resist?
▪ Converse crossed the square and found a street market in the shade of the church.
▪ I drove through a street market, up and down hills, in and out of alleyways, through tarpaper shacks.
▪ But I've stopped off at a street market on the way over for socks and shirts and thin garish underpants.
▪ Most businesses and street markets opened normally.
▪ She adored shopping for bargains and street markets and would have got on well with Cherry.
▪ My house is right in the middle of Stratford-upon-Avon, and I can watch the street market from my window.
protest
▪ One year missing from this litany of successful street protest is 1981.
▪ Recent street protests have drawn only a few thousand demonstrators, fewer than in last December.
▪ Angela Phillips, 1998 daring to mount street protests against the sending of their menfolk into war zones.
shopping
▪ Our house is just off the main shopping street of Tintagel, so there is always a lot of traffic going by.
▪ In just ten seconds a peaceful shopping street is transformed.
▪ The hotel is at the end of the main shopping street in a busy part of the village.
▪ And second, it must be conceived and laid out in such a way as to support existing shops and shopping streets.
▪ The hotel is situated in a busy shopping street close to many attractions including the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, and Rijksmuseum.
▪ Situated in a quiet location, the hotel is about an eight minute walk from the resort's main shopping street.
▪ At that time North Shields had a set of Victorian shopping streets.
▪ They met, in fact, in the main shopping street, several minutes from his office.
side
▪ Brownlow went down in the lift, found his car in the side street and got in.
▪ I was reminded of the quiet, old houses along the side streets of South Vermont.
▪ From a side street, police in full riot-proof regalia emerged to split the crowd in two.
▪ In Boston, the main roads were clear Monday, but some side streets were snow-filled and sloppy.
▪ It was in a narrow side street and there were only a few people watching.
▪ Julio points to a side street that opens on to the avenue directly across from them.
▪ Here in the quiet side street everything remains polite and formal.
▪ Police helicopters hovered and riot police were posted around the square and nearby side streets.
■ VERB
cross
▪ Marcelle entered his room seconds after she saw him cross the street from her window.
▪ We crossed the street, I felt sick.
▪ He crossed the street, carrying the book bag by its drawstrings, heading for the parked cop car.
▪ Then he crossed the street in front of the National Gallery, glancing up at the massive edifice of the building in the process.
▪ He was crossing the street and moving eastward.
▪ Berthe Weill shrugged and crossed the street after him to the catcalls of the crowd.
▪ He crossed the street with his new black sneakers springing into the alley.
crowd
▪ People crowded in from the streets, everybody danced and sang and drank and laughed.
▪ He missed his son and always looked for him on crowded streets.
▪ In the crowded streets of the capital it is hard to tell whether people are going about their business or simply wandering.
▪ The fights in Seattle were broken up with pepper spray when as many as 4,000 people crowded into the streets.
▪ Thousands of people crowded into the streets during the day, converging on the government offices to demonstrate support for Koffigoh.
▪ It had been very crowded in the street because of the stalls.
▪ Pissing into the air above a crowded street is just one of his exploits.
▪ He hurried across the crowded street level with such haste and obvious alarm that shoppers turned to look after him.
desert
▪ And, as he coasted towards Maple Drive through the suburb's still deserted streets, Henry thought about nice things.
▪ He walks through deserted snow-lined streets and arrives at the graveyard to find Sue already kneeling beside the headstone commemorating their children.
▪ The driver let us out on a deserted street, which he judged to be near the receiving center.
▪ Shops were shut and offices closed, trams stood still and even rickshaws had disappeared from the deserted streets.
hit
▪ Equipped with such information, I decided it was time to hit the streets.
▪ We bounced over the railroad tracks in Fresno and hit the wild streets of Fresno Mextown.
▪ With its packages yet to hit the street, Clarify figures its technology will cop the leadership position.
▪ But after the officer leaves, Michael grabs his sleeping bag and hits the streets.
▪ The service is currently in beta testing and should hit the streets in the first quarter of next year.
▪ Miguel left, shivering when he hit the street.
▪ When the idea hit the streets, we at Guitarist were unanimous in wanting to throw our weight behind the project.
▪ Laid-off workers are hitting the streets.
line
▪ Jed could sense a question running like a breeze through the rows of people who lined the streets: Who's he?
▪ Old men and women lined the dirt street and cheered as her wagon passed by.
▪ The funeral procession started peacefully in Brooklyn, with thousands following the coffin and lining the streets.
▪ Inside, food, game and beer booths line the plaza and streets.
▪ In the city of Rome it is believed that some 40,000 insulae lined the streets and squares.
▪ I looked down on the houses lining the steep streets of Saltville.
▪ Citizens lined the main streets and applauded as the funeral procession passed by.
live
▪ She lives in a street near Russell Square.
▪ Page has hit proverbial rock bottom and has become a walking skeleton living on the streets.
▪ I have found one must speak slowly to people who live in the back streets of London.
▪ This undoubtedly will be at the expense of the people living along that street.
▪ People who live on the streets lose self-esteem.
▪ Sheffield lives across the street on a block where five of the six houses are occupied by family members.
▪ He and I live in the same street.
▪ Frank Morales, a neighborhood activist who lives across the street from the park, said Thursday at the dedication.
park
▪ We parked in a pleasant street, lined with trees and filled with detached and semi-detached suburban villas.
▪ There were several pony carts parked along the street but only one motorized truck.
▪ It was parked a couple of streets away.
▪ Let my dad kidnap me, hue begged as he slowly passed a strange van parked down the street.
▪ Kelly parked in a side street and walked.
▪ A white waitress at a drive-in told the couple to park across the street, because they were black.
▪ In the evening we drove into Chamonix and parked in the main street.
▪ Don't go off to the sun and leave it parked in the street.
roam
▪ Since then, excited activists have been roaming the streets, banging drums and chanting.
▪ There was a lot of violence, gangs roaming the streets.
▪ Cowpat stoves were everywhere, using the droppings of the cattle that roamed the streets as a mainstream fuel supply.
▪ Industry, such as it was, almost stood still, and the jobless and underemployed roamed city streets.
▪ Huge rats roamed the streets slaying then devouring their victims.
▪ I bought one the first day I arrived and have been roaming the streets ever since looking for some one to play catch.
▪ It might have been the stories about businessmen roaming the streets with half a million pounds in carrier bags.
run
▪ He ran out into the street, his soaked shoes splashing water over his trousers, muddying his coat.
▪ He was staying with a guy he had run into on the street, the roommate of a former trick.
▪ In the city centre these vehicles would run on the streets.
▪ A shell exploded just in front of me, and just over a woman as she ran across the street.
▪ Until recent times cobbles ran down the main street.
▪ He ran across the side street, scrambled on to the pavement.
▪ When I finished up at Mrs James's, I ran down the street and watched the sky.
walk
▪ They can work and walk alone in the streets.
▪ C., can you walk down the street and bump into a row of newspaper boxes half a block long?
▪ That afternoon, between summer showers, we walked disconsolately through the streets.
▪ But to really see Vienna, you have to walk its intriguing streets, alleys and courtyards.
▪ They went home, walking the streets with their arms around each other.
▪ People hummed the lambada as they walked down the streets.
▪ Rachaela walked down the street and caught a bus at the corner.
▪ You can walk down the street, raise your family, earn a living.
wander
▪ However much she may enjoy such pursuits, there will be times when she would actually rather wander the streets unaccompanied.
▪ They seldom wander past the streets and neighborhoods they know.
▪ Male speaker I fear for Birmingham with this madman let loose, wandering around the streets frightening the children.
▪ Charles wandered the streets in a daze.
▪ Children as young as 2 or 3 wander the streets alone.
▪ In the meantime, he wandered the streets, wheeling an oxygen tank he needed to treat his emphysema, Ewing said.
▪ I'd wander down the high street, frittering away on whatever took my fancy.
▪ Chickens and roosters wander the streets like they own the place.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
back street/lane/road etc
▪ A far better alternative was to walk the back roads and country lanes.
▪ And this was how many such agents lived, in rooms in the back streets of cities.
▪ I have found one must speak slowly to people who live in the back streets of London.
▪ Iain and Tommy drank together on the back streets of Pinner.
▪ Now they left the main road for the quieter, dimmer back streets.
▪ People always honk at me for that so I try to take the back roads.
▪ That afternoon I drove nonstop over the back roads of Ames and Bern townships.
▪ The back lane, roughly on the line of the original through road, is exactly that.
be (living) on easy street
▪ By the time this Clinton-Dole thing is over, you and I could be living on Easy Street.
hit the shops/streets
▪ But after the officer leaves, Michael grabs his sleeping bag and hits the streets.
▪ Equipped with such information, I decided it was time to hit the streets.
▪ Laid-off workers are hitting the streets.
▪ Meanwhile, his book, Black Coffee Blues, is due to hit the shops in mid-December.
▪ She told me to hit the streets with the canvas bag and start ringing doorbells the instant school was out next day.
▪ The newspaper has had $ 29 million in losses since it hit the streets on Jan. 10, 1994.
▪ The service is currently in beta testing and should hit the streets in the first quarter of next year.
▪ When the idea hit the streets, we at Guitarist were unanimous in wanting to throw our weight behind the project.
sth is a two-way street
▪ But creative collaboration is a two-way street.
▪ But the link between diagnosis and treatment is a two-way street.
the high street
the man in the street
▪ But the man in the street will say: how can it get worse?
▪ For the man in the street, sueing for libel can be an expensive business.
▪ One of the men in the street ran to open the door, then another man pushed him.
▪ That's what the man in the street wants.
▪ The Alliance Party had a slightly Roman Catholic image with the man in the street.
▪ The noise of thunder rolls across the city, pressing down and leaving the man in the street angered and on edge.
▪ Then comes the whip, the sudden vicious reminder of the man in the street.
the streets are paved with gold
walk the streets
▪ A place where you can walk the streets, hear the bragging and feel the strut and the swagger.
▪ But police have assured residents there is no evidence to show they are at risk when walking the streets at night.
▪ Glasser talks of her as if, in walking out, she had gone on to walk the streets.
▪ He walked the streets, crawling from crib to crib.
▪ He thought by now he could walk the streets blindfolded and still find his way.
▪ I only have to walk the streets of Berlin to have it in my mind.
▪ Mr Sammler, back walking the streets, which now were dark blue, a bluish glow from the street lamps.
▪ They went home, walking the streets with their arms around each other.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Our street was just a row of brick terraced houses.
▪ Pablo loved wandering through the streets of Barcelona.
▪ She had lived in the same street in London all her life.
▪ There were stores on both sides of the street.
▪ They live on Clay Street.
▪ Victoria can't walk down the street without someone recognizing her.
▪ Wall Street is a famous financial center in New York.
▪ We need more police on the streets.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Across the street, on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields church, there was movement.
▪ Claudia, standing by the window, looking down at the street, knew the moment he stepped over the threshold.
▪ He's out there running the streets of Annapolis, just before dawn.
▪ He heaved his bulk round, but saw only the tightly wedged backs of the mob out in the street.
▪ He pointed to the side of the street.
▪ I imagine him marching-no, swanning-around the streets of his beloved Manchester as he talks to me.
▪ I went straight back to the street corner where I'd lost him and started the slow cruise.
▪ York, among many towns which have pedestrianised their centres, has paved many of its streets without adverse effect.
Wikipedia

Street (disambiguation)

__notoc__ A street is a public thoroughfare in a built environment.

Street may also refer to:

Street (Herman Brood & His Wild Romance album)

Street is the first studio album by Dutch rock and roll and blues group Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, and the start of a solo career for Herman Brood, who had earlier toured and recorded with Cuby and the Blizzards and made one record with the short-lived band Stud. Commercially, it was not very successful: on the Dutch album chart, it reached #30 on 28 May 1977 and stayed on the chart for 7 weeks. The record was re-released on CD in 1995 by Sony BMG/ Ariola.

Street (film)

Street is a 1995 Indian Malayalam film, directed by P. Anil and produced by Koshi and Palamuttam Majeed. The film stars Babu Antony, Geetha, Baiju and Vikram in lead roles. The film had musical score by Tomin Thachankari.

Street (EXID album)

Street is the first studio album by South Korean girl group EXID. The album was released digitally and physically on June 1, 2016. The album contains thirteen tracks with the lead single, "L.I.E".

Street

A street is a public thoroughfare (usually paved) 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 (Latin: "via strata"). 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.

Street (crater)

Street is a lunar impact crater located just to the south of the prominent ray crater Tycho. Street lies within the skirt of high- albedo ejecta from Tycho, and it is more heavily worn than its younger and larger neighbor. There are several smaller craters joined to the western rim, as well as two craters along the eastern rim. The floor is relatively smooth and flat, except for a small craterlet in the western half. The crater is 58 kilometers in diameter and 1,500 meters in depth. It may be from the Pre-Imbrian period, which lasted from 4.55 to 3.85 billion years ago. It is named for the 17th-century English astronomer Thomas Streete.

Street (Nina Hagen album)

Street is the fifth studio album by German singer Nina Hagen released on July 23, 1991 by Mercury Records. The album is produced by Zeus B. Held with songs written mostly by Hagen. It features songs in both, English and German. Hagen also worked with Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers or with English dance music producer Adamski, with whom she later recorded the song "Get Your Body". After toning down her image with the release of her 1989 album Nina Hagen, she kept on making more downtempo songs, this time, with elements of hip hop. Three singles from the album were released, "In My World", "Berlin" and "Blumen Für Die Damen". Street also contains a cover version of the hit song " Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys.

The cover of the album features Hagen wearing three different outfits designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood, with her name written in a Walt Disney-logo-resembling font.

Street (surname)

Street is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Adrian Street (born 1940), Welsh wrestler
  • Alfred Street (cricket umpire) (1869–1951), English cricketer
  • A. G. Street (1892–1966), British farmer, writer and broadcaster
  • Craig Street, American record producer
  • Gabby Street (1882–1951), American baseballer and broadcaster
  • Geoffrey Street (1894–1940), Australian politician
  • George Edmund Street (1824–1881), British architect
  • Huston Street (born 1983), American baseballer
  • Ian Ewen-Street (born 1949), New Zealand politician
  • James Street (quarterback) (1948–2013), American footballer
  • James Street (cricketer) (1838–1906), English cricketer
  • James H. Street (1903–1954), American writer and Baptist minister
  • Joseph M. Street (1782–1840), American army officer
  • Janet Street-Porter (born 1946), British journalist and broadcaster
  • Jessie Street (1889–1970), Australian feminist
  • John F. Street (born 1943), American politician
  • Laurence Street (born 1926), Australian jurist
  • Maryan Street (born 1955), New Zealand politician
  • Mel Street (1935–1978), American singer
  • Nic Street, Australian politician
  • Christopher Street, (born 1969), Canadian university professor
  • Norman Street (cricketer) (1881–1915), English soldier and cricketer
  • Picabo Street (born 1971), American skier
  • Richard Street (1942–2013), American singer
  • Stephen Street (born 1960), British music producer
  • Steve Street (born 1950), American politician
  • Thomas Street (1621–1689), English astronomer
  • Tony Street (born 1926), Australian politician

Fictional characters:

  • Della Street, the secretary of Perry Mason in both the original novels and their radio and television adaptations
  • Jason Street, fictional character in the U.S. television series Friday Night Lights
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Street

Street \Street\ (str[=e]t), n. [OE. strete, AS. str[=ae]t, 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.]

  1. Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.

    He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto the field.
    --Coverdale.

    At home or through the high street passing.
    --Milton.

    Note: In an extended sense, street designates besides the roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border the thoroughfare.

    His deserted mansion in Duke Street.
    --Macaulay.

  2. the roadway of a street[1], as distinguished from the sidewalk; as, children playing in the street.

  3. the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole street knew about their impending divorce. The street (Broker's Cant), that thoroughfare of a city where the leading bankers and brokers do business; also, figuratively, those who do business there; as, the street would not take the bonds. on the street,

    1. homeless.

    2. unemployed. (a) not in prison, or released from prison; the murderer is still on the street.

      Street Arab, Street broker, etc. See under Arab, Broker, etc.

      Street door, a door which opens upon a street, or is nearest the street.

      street person, a homeless person; a vagrant.

      Syn: See Way.

Wiktionary

street

  1. (context slang English) Having street cred; conforming to modern urban trends. n. 1 A paved part of road, usually in a village or a town. 2 A road as above but including the sidewalks (pavements) and buildings. 3 The people who live in such a road, as a neighborhood. 4 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 (context slang English) street talk or slang. 6 (context figuratively English) A great distance. 7 (context poker slang English) Each of the three opportunities that players have to bet, after the flop, turn and river. 8 Illicit, contraband, especially of a drug v

  2. (rfdef: English)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

street

Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon) "street, high road," from Late Latin strata, used elliptically for via strata "paved road," from fem. past participle of Latin sternere "lay down, spread out, pave," from PIE *stre-to- "to stretch, extend," from root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)).\n

\nOne of the few words in use in England continuously from Roman times. An early and widespread Germanic borrowing (Old Frisian strete, Old Saxon strata, Middle Dutch strate, Dutch straat, Old High German straza, German Strasse, Swedish stråt, Danish sträde "street"). The Latin is also the source of Spanish estrada, Old French estrée, Italian strada.\n

\n"The normal term in OE for a paved way or Roman road, later extended to other roads, urban streets, and in SE dialects to a street of dwellings, a straggling village or hamlet" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]. Originally of Roman roads (Watling Street, Icknield Street). "In the Middle Ages, a road or way was merely a direction in which people rode or went, the name street being reserved for the made road" [Weekley].\n

\nUsed since c.1400 to mean "the people in the street;" modern sense of "the realm of the people as the source of political support" dates from 193

  1. The street for an especially important street is from 1560s (originally of London's Lombard-street). Man in the street "ordinary person, non-expert" is attested from 1831. Street people "the homeless" is from 1967; expression on the street "homeless" is from 185

  2. Street smarts is from 1971; street-credibility is from 1979. Street-sweeper as an occupation is from 1848.

WordNet

street

  1. n. a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"

  2. the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; "be careful crossing the street"

  3. 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. a situation offering opportunities; "he worked both sides of the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"

  5. people living or working on the same street; "the whole street protested the absence of street lights"

Gazetteer

Usage examples of "street".

Ottomans and center of the silk trade, its quiet, declining streets abloom with minarets and cypress trees.

The latter privilege was deemed to have been abridged by city officials who acted in pursuance of a void ordinance which authorized a director of safety to refuse permits for parades or assemblies on streets or parks whenever he believed riots could thereby be avoided and who forcibly evicted from their city union organizers who sought to use the streets and parks for the aforementioned purposes.

Round the corner of the narrow street there came rushing a brace of whining dogs with tails tucked under their legs, and after them a white-faced burgher, with outstretched hands and wide-spread fingers, his hair all abristle and his eyes glinting back from one shoulder to the other, as though some great terror were at his very heels.

Indeed, it is more than likely that the first person to be suspended from the beams in the cellar of 25 Cromwell Street and sexually abused was Rosemary West herself, and that she and her husband then decided to subject other people to the experience.

For Juanita Mott became the sixth young woman in the space of just two years to be sexually abused, tortured, decapitated and finally dismembered in the cellar beneath the pavement of number 25 Cromwell Street.

Miss A had almost certainly told Graham Letts that she had been abused by her father and her brother at the age of twelve, and she may well have told Rosemary West exactly the same thing during their conversations in Cromwell Street.

Brook Community Home to find her way to Cromwell Street, nor was she the last to be brutally abused there by Frederick and Rosemary West.

And to rage was added fear: fear that once on her own she might complain that he had sexually abused her as a child, and, worse still, that she might voice her suspicions about the fate of some of the young women she had seen in Cromwell Street.

It felt better to wear out my frustrations by the use of my legs, and so I resolved to follow the capering street to the top if need be and see the Vincula and Acies Castle from that height, and then to show my badge of office to the guards at the fortifications there and walk along them to the Capulus and so cross the river by the lowest way.

Holding back as they reached a less-frequented street, Harry saw Alban enter the Acme Florists, which was near the middle of the block.

And you may thank me that I have not adjudged you at onceas I have the powerto three months within the Wood Street Compter.

In this state of disgrace and agony, two bishops, Isaiah of Rhodes and Alexander of Diospolis, were dragged through the streets of Constantinople, while their brethren were admonished, by the voice of a crier, to observe this awful lesson, and not to pollute the sanctity of their character.

Her childhood and adolescence had been full enough of taps on the phone, cars across the street, name-calling and fights in school.

He looked around sharply, at the empty street and the river blurred in cottony advection fog.

The Knights who rode guard on the carriage shouted in surprise as the two tumbled to the street, but they were no more adventurous than the ones inside.