I UK [striːt] / US [strɪt] noun [countable]
Word forms "street":
singular street plural streets
a road in a town or city with houses or other buildings along it

Walk along the high street and turn left.

down/along/across/into etc the street:

I just saw Bill walking down the street.

street of:

Thousands of tourists wander the streets of Paris.

a) Street used in the names of roads. The written abbreviation is St

She works on Oakwood Street.

b) outside in a city or town
on/in the streets:

Additional police officers are being deployed on the streets.

c) [only before noun] relating to streets, or taking place on the streets in a city or town

a street map/sign

street crime

a street vendor/musician

a street corner (= the place where two streets meet)

the man/woman/personon/in the street — an average man/woman/person

The man in the street isn't very interested in ballet.

a one-way/two-way street — a street in which cars may travel in one direction/in both directions; an action, decision etc involving two people or groups that affects only one/both of them

Surveys of employers show that discrimination is a two-way street.

on/in the street — with no place to live

Funding to help families on the street is running out.

(right) up someone's streetBritish exactly the type of thing that someone is interested in or is good at doing

This sort of thing should be right up your street.

high street

II UK / US adjective [never before noun] informal
used to living in big cities and dealing with difficult situations that happen there

He's very street and rather loud, but he has a soft side.

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • street — W1S1 [stri:t] n [: Old English; Origin: strAt] 1.) a public road in a city or town that has houses, shops etc on one or both sides ▪ We moved to Center Street when I was young. ▪ I walked on further down the street . ▪ Someone just moved in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • street — [ strit ] noun count *** a road in a town or city with houses or other buildings along it: State Street/Fourth Street Mamaroneck Avenue is the town s main street. down/along/across/into etc. the street: I just saw Bill walking down the street.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Street — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ben Street (* ?), US amerikanischer Jazz Bassist Cecil Street (1884–1965), britischer Schriftsteller und Armeeoffizier Gabby Street (1882–1951), US amerikanischer Baseballspieler Jessie Street… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • street — (n.) O.E. stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (W.Saxon) street, high road, an early West Germanic borrowing from L.L. strata, used elliptically for via strata paved road, from fem. pp. of L. sternere lay down, spread out, pave, from PIE *stre to to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • street — [strēt] n. [ME < OE stræt, akin to Ger strasse < early WGmc loanword < LL strata < L strata ( via), paved (road), fem. of stratus: see STRATUM] 1. a public road in a town or city; esp. a paved thoroughfare with sidewalks and buildings …   English World dictionary

  • street — ► NOUN 1) a public road in a city, town, or village. 2) (before another noun ) relating to the subculture of fashionable urban youth: street style. 3) (before another noun ) homeless: street children. ● not in the same street Cf. ↑not in the same …   English terms dictionary

  • street — index avenue (route), causeway Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 street …   Law dictionary

  • street — street; street·ful; street·let; street·ward; …   English syllables

  • Street TV — started during 2007 in Australia. It was the first interactive made for mobile TV show in Australia. The show contains a selection of popular Australian music, arts and contemporary culture. It is currently screened free of charge on Vodafone… …   Wikipedia

  • street — [pron. STRIT] s. n. stradă. (< engl. street) Trimis de raduborza, 09.12.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român