Downing Street


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Downing Street

A thoroughfare of Westminster in London, England, off Whitehall. No. 10 Downing Street is the official residence of the first lord of the Treasury, who is usually but not necessarily the prime minister of Great Britain. Nearly all prime ministers have lived at No. 10 since the time of Robert Walpole in the early 1700s.

Downing Street

(ˈdaʊnɪŋ)
n
1. (Placename) a street in W central London, in Westminster: official residences of the British prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal the prime minister or the British Government
[named after Sir George Downing (1623–84), English statesman]

Down′ing Street`

(ˈdaʊ nɪŋ)
n.
1. a street in W central London, England: government offices and residence of the prime minister.
2. the British prime minister and cabinet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Downing Street - a street of Westminster in LondonDowning Street - a street of Westminster in London; "the Prime Minister lives at No. 10 Downing Street"
City of Westminster, Westminster - a borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
2.Downing Street - the British government
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
Translations

Downing Street

[ˈdaʊnɪŋˌstriːt] NDowning Street (calle de Londres en que están las residencias oficiales del ministro de Hacienda y del primer ministro británicos)
DOWNING STREET
Downing Street es la calle de Londres, cerrada al público, donde se encuentran las residencias oficiales del Primer Ministro (Prime Minister) y del Ministro de Economía y Hacienda (Chancellor of the Exchequer), normalmente en los Nº 10 y 11 respectivamente. Los términos Downing Street, Number Ten, o Ten Downing Street se usan a menudo en los medios de comunicación para referirse al Primer Ministro o al Gobierno.

Downing Street

[ˈdaʊnɪŋstriːt] n (British)
(= residence) 10 Downing Street résidence du Premier ministre britannique
(the British prime minister)le Premier ministre m britanniquedown-in-the-mouth [ˌdaʊnənɪnðəˈmaʊθ] adj (= glum) [person] → abattu(e)

Downing Street

ndie Downing Street; (= the government)die britische Regierung
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The Duke drove down to the House, but called first in Downing Street.
The two men who had walked up together arm in arm from Downing Street, stood for several moments in Pall Mall before separating.
I am afraid I can't take him with me to Downing Street.
With pleasure, and I'll drive you down to Downing Street afterwards, Chiltern.
And one wintry morning in 1878 Queen Victoria drove to the house of Sir Thomas Biddulph, in London, and for an hour talked and listened by telephone to Kate Field, who sat in a Downing Street office.
However, as labor is actually so purchased everywhere except in Downing Street and a few other privileged spots, I suggested that our friend should go to some place where his market price would be higher than in merry England.
We were fortunate in finding that Lord Holdhurst was still in his chambers in Downing Street, and on Holmes sending in his card we were instantly shown up.
Another eye-witness, Sertac Bahri, who was in a Turkish protest opposite Downing Street, said the injured woman was with two children.
The report has been with Downing Street since May and was due to be made public at the end of this month.
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PRIME Minister David Cameron has given a "full and frank" apology for employing Andy Coulson at 10 Downing Street, after his former director of communications was found guilty of phone hacking.
DAVID Cameron says he is "profoundly shocked" by allegations against a senior Downing Street aide involving child abuse images.