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Meaning of street

street

Pronunciation: (strēt), [key]
— n.
  1. a public thoroughfare, usually paved, in a village, town, or city, including the sidewalk or sidewalks.
  2. such a thoroughfare together with adjacent buildings, lots, etc.: Houses, lawns, and trees composed a very pleasant street.
  3. the roadway of such a thoroughfare, as distinguished from the sidewalk: to cross a street.
  4. a main way or thoroughfare, as distinguished from a lane, alley, or the like.
  5. the inhabitants or frequenters of a street: The whole street gossiped about the new neighbors.
    1. the section of a city associated with a given profession or trade, esp. when concerned with business or finance, as Wall Street.
    2. the principal theater and entertainment district of any of a number of U.S. cities.
  6. You'll be out on the street if the rent isn't paid.
    1. without a home:You'll be out on the street if the rent isn't paid.
    2. without a job or occupation; idle.
    3. out of prison or police custody; at liberty.
  7. See (def. 7).
—adj.
  1. of, on, or adjoining a street: a street door just off the sidewalk.
  2. taking place or appearing on the street: street fight; street musicians.
  3. coarse; crude; vulgar: street language.
  4. suitable for everyday wear: street clothes; street dress.
  5. retail: the street price of a new computer; the street value of a drug.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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