Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
__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 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".
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 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 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
- 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\ (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.]
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.
At home or through the high street passing.
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.
the roadway of a street, as distinguished from the sidewalk; as, children playing in the street.
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,
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.
(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
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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
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
Street smarts is from 1971; street-credibility is from 1979. Street-sweeper as an occupation is from 1848.
n. a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; "be careful crossing the street"
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"
a situation offering opportunities; "he worked both sides of the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"
people living or working on the same street; "the whole street protested the absence of street lights"
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.