Definitions for: Street

[n] a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
[n] the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; "be careful crossing the street"
[n] people living or working on the same street; "the whole street protested the absence of street lights"
[n] (informal) a situation offering opportunities; "he worked both sides of the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"
[n] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --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.

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.

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

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

Syn: See Way.

See Also: alley, alleyway, avenue, back street, boulevard, Bowery, Broadway, Champs Elysees, chance, concrete jungle, cross street, Downing Street, environment, Fleet Street, Great White Way, Harley Street, high street, Lombard Street, main street, mews, neighborhood, neighbourhood, one-way street, opportunity, Pall Mall, Park Ave., Park Avenue, pavement, paving, Quai d'Orsay, side street, Strand, thoroughfare, two-way street, Wall St., Wall Street, Whitehall

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