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main street

1. The principal street of a small town.
2. Main Street
a. Average businesses and households considered as a group.
b. The inhabitants of small US towns considered as having a narrow-minded or materialistic worldview.

[Sense 2b, after Main Street, a novel by Sinclair Lewis.]

Main Street

1. the most prominent street of a town, usually where the principal shops and businesses are situated
2. ordinary people in general

main′ street`

1. the principal thoroughfare in a small town.
2. (caps.) the outlook, environment, or life of a small town.


Canadian. to campaign in an election by meeting the public along the main streets of towns and cities.
main′street`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.main street - street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a townmain street - street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
main drag - the main street of a town or city
street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
2.main street - any small town (or the people who inhabit it)Main Street - any small town (or the people who inhabit it); generally used to represent parochialism and materialism (after a novel by Sinclair Lewis); "Main Street will never vote for a liberal politician"
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
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