main street


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main street

n.
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

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

main′ street`


n.
1. the principal thoroughfare in a small town.
2. (caps.) the outlook, environment, or life of a small town.
[1735–45]

main•street

(ˈmeɪnˌstrit)
v.i.
Canadian. to campaign in an election by meeting the public along the main streets of towns and cities.
[1955–60]
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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The candy-striped pole, which indicates nobility proud and ancient along the palace-bordered canals of Venice, indicated merely the humble barbershop along the main street of Dawson's Landing.
Is there a main street to the village, like that in Wareham?
A dozen rivals of Thompson's Saloon had sprung up along the narrow main street.
When Archer walked down the sandy main street of St.
I know the lawyers, editors, business men, local politicians, and the visiting ranchers, hunters, and miners, so that by evening, when Charmian and I stroll down the main street and back, she is astounded by the number of my acquaintances in that totally strange town.
He had another odd dream of being taken by a waiter through a mist, which, after giving him some trouble and difficulty, resolved itself into the main street, in which he stood alone.
Pickwick was almost inclined to regret the expedition they had used, when he found himself in the main street of the town of Muggleton.
By moving a little he could see the gate at the far end of the main street.
Their road to this detached cottage was down Vicarage Lane, a lane leading at right angles from the broad, though irregular, main street of the place; and, as may be inferred, containing the blessed abode of Mr.
You or I walking beneath the arcs of Main Street, or Broadway, or State Street, could not have moved more surely or with a tenth the speed of the agile ape-man through the gloomy mazes that would have baffled us entirely.
We arrived home again finally, after a ten-mile excursion, and the irrepressible muleteers scampered at our heels through the main street, goading the donkeys, shouting the everlasting "Sekki-yah," and singing "John Brown's Body" in ruinous English.
The old steam ferry- boat was chartered for the occasion; presently the gay throng filed up the main street laden with provision- baskets.