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street

 (strēt)
n.
1.
a. Abbr. St. A public way or thoroughfare in a city or town, usually with a sidewalk or sidewalks.
b. Such a public way considered apart from the sidewalks: Don't play in the street.
c. A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it: lives on a quiet street.
2. The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street: The whole street protested the new parking regulations.
3. Street A district, such as Wall Street in New York City, that is identified with a specific profession. Often used with the.
4. The streets of a city viewed as the scene of crime, poverty, or dereliction.
5. The common public viewed as a repository of public attitudes and understanding.
adj.
1. Near or giving passage to a street: a street door.
2.
a. Taking place in the street: a street brawl; street crime.
b. Living or making a living on the streets: street people; a street vendor.
c. Performing on the street: street musicians; a street juggler.
d. Crude; vulgar: street language; street humor.
3. Appropriate for wear or use in public: street clothes.
Idiom:
on/in the street
1. Without a job; idle.
2. Without a home; homeless.
3. Out of prison; at liberty.

[Middle English strete, from Old English strǣt, strēt, from Late Latin strāta, paved road, from Latin, feminine past participle of sternere, to stretch, extend, pave; see ster-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

street

(striːt)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. (capital when part of a name) a public road that is usually lined with buildings, esp in a town: Oxford Street.
b. (as modifier): a street directory.
2. (Human Geography) the buildings lining a street
3. (Automotive Engineering) the part of the road between the pavements, used by vehicles
4. (Sociology) the people living, working, etc, in a particular street
5. (Sociology) (modifier) of or relating to urban counterculture: street style; street drug.
6. man in the street an ordinary or average citizen
7. on the streets
a. earning a living as a prostitute
b. homeless
8. streets ahead of informal superior to, more advanced than, etc
9. streets apart informal markedly different
10. up one's street right up one's street informal (just) what one knows or likes best
vb (tr)
Austral to outdistance
[Old English strǣt, from Latin via strāta paved way (strāta, from strātus, past participle of sternere to stretch out); compare Old Frisian strēte, Old High German strāza; see stratus]

street

(strit)

n.
1. a usu. paved public thoroughfare, as in a town or city, including sidewalks.
2. such a thoroughfare together with adjacent property.
3. the roadway of such a thoroughfare distinguished from the sidewalk.
4. the inhabitants or frequenters of a street: The whole street is talking.
5. the Street, the section of a city associated with a given profession or trade, as Wall Street.
adj.
6. of or adjoining a street: a street door.
7. taking place or appearing on the street: street fight; street musicians.
8. coarse; vulgar: street language.
9. suitable for everyday wear in public: street clothes.
10. retail: the street price of a new computer; the street value of a drug.
Idioms:
on or in the street,
a. without a home.
b. without a job or occupation; idle.
c. out of prison or police custody; at liberty.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English strēt, strǣt, c. Old Frisian strēte, Old Saxon strāta, Old High German strāz(z)a, all « Late Latin (via) strāta paved (road); see stratum]

street

roadlane
1. 'street'

A street is a road in a town or large village, usually with houses or other buildings built alongside it.

The two men walked slowly down the street.
They went into the café across the street.
2. 'road'

Road is a very general word for a paved way in a town or between towns. You can use road in almost any context where street is used. For example, you can say 'They walked down the street' or 'They walked down the road'. You can also use road for paved ways in the countryside.

The road to the airport was blocked.
They drove up a steep, twisting mountain road.
3. 'lane'

A lane is a narrow road, usually in the countryside.

There's a cottage at the end of the lane.
He rode his horse down a muddy lane.

A lane is also one of the parts of a large road such as a motorway, which has more than one line of traffic going in each direction.

She accelerated into the fast lane.
Are taxis allowed to use the bus lane?

street


Past participle: streeted
Gerund: streeting

Imperative
street
street
Present
I street
you street
he/she/it streets
we street
you street
they street
Preterite
I streeted
you streeted
he/she/it streeted
we streeted
you streeted
they streeted
Present Continuous
I am streeting
you are streeting
he/she/it is streeting
we are streeting
you are streeting
they are streeting
Present Perfect
I have streeted
you have streeted
he/she/it has streeted
we have streeted
you have streeted
they have streeted
Past Continuous
I was streeting
you were streeting
he/she/it was streeting
we were streeting
you were streeting
they were streeting
Past Perfect
I had streeted
you had streeted
he/she/it had streeted
we had streeted
you had streeted
they had streeted
Future
I will street
you will street
he/she/it will street
we will street
you will street
they will street
Future Perfect
I will have streeted
you will have streeted
he/she/it will have streeted
we will have streeted
you will have streeted
they will have streeted
Future Continuous
I will be streeting
you will be streeting
he/she/it will be streeting
we will be streeting
you will be streeting
they will be streeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been streeting
you have been streeting
he/she/it has been streeting
we have been streeting
you have been streeting
they have been streeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been streeting
you will have been streeting
he/she/it will have been streeting
we will have been streeting
you will have been streeting
they will have been streeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been streeting
you had been streeting
he/she/it had been streeting
we had been streeting
you had been streeting
they had been streeting
Conditional
I would street
you would street
he/she/it would street
we would street
you would street
they would street
Past Conditional
I would have streeted
you would have streeted
he/she/it would have streeted
we would have streeted
you would have streeted
they would have streeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildingsstreet - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
alley, alleyway, back street - a narrow street with walls on both sides
boulevard, avenue - a wide street or thoroughfare
cross street - a street intersecting a main street (usually at right angles) and continuing on both sides of it
local road, local street - a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it
high street, main street - street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
mews - street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings; "she lives in a Chelsea mews"
pavement, paving - the paved surface of a thoroughfare
rue - (French) a street or road in France
side street - a street intersecting a main street and terminating there
thoroughfare - a public road from one place to another
2.street - the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; "be careful crossing the street"
one-way street - a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction
thoroughfare - a public road from one place to another
two-way street - a street on which vehicular traffic can move in either of two directions; "you have to look both ways crossing a two-way street"
3.street - 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"
concrete jungle - an area in a city with large modern buildings that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
4.street - a situation offering opportunities; "he worked both sides of the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
chance, opportunity - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
5.street - people living or working on the same street; "the whole street protested the absence of street lights"
neighborhood, neighbourhood - people living near one another; "it is a friendly neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush"

street

noun road, lane, avenue, terrace, row, boulevard, roadway, thoroughfare a small, quaint town with narrow streets
on the streets homeless, down and out, sleeping rough, living rough, of no fixed abode youngsters who are on the streets
streets ahead of something or someone much better than, a cut above, head and shoulders above, more than a match for, in a different class from He was streets ahead of the other contestants.
the man or woman in the street Joe Public, John Doe (U.S. informal), Joe Bloggs (Brit. informal), the man on the Clapham omnibus (Brit. informal), Mr or Mrs Average the average man or woman in the street
up your street (Informal) to your liking, to your taste, your cup of tea (informal), pleasing, familiar, suitable, acceptable, compatible, congenial She loved it, this was right up her street.

street

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations
شارِعإحْتِصار لِكَلْمَة: شارِع
ulice
gadevej
strato
tänav
خیابان
katu
ulica
utca
gata, stræti
通り
거리
būti visa galva aukščiau užgatvėmiesto planasnepalyginamai blogesnis užtramvajus
iela
stradă
ulica
gata
ถนน
caddecaddesi/sokağısokak
phố
…街街道

street

[striːt]
A. Ncalle f, jirón m (Peru)
he lives in or on the High Streetvive en la Calle Mayor
to be on the streets (= homeless) → estar sin vivienda (euph) (as prostitute) → hacer la calle
to be streets ahead of sb (Brit) → adelantarle por mucho a algn
we are streets ahead of them in designles damos ciento y raya en el diseño
they're streets apart (Brit) → los separa un abismo
they're not in the same street as us (Brit) → no están a nuestra altura, no admiten comparación con nosotros
it's right up my street (Brit) → esto es lo que me va, esto es lo mío
B. CPD street arab (o.f.) Ngolfo m, chicuelo m de la calle
street cleaner Nbarrendero/a m/f
street corner Nesquina f (de la calle)
street cred street credibility Ndominio m de la contracultura urbana
street door Npuerta f principal, puerta f de la calle
street fight Npelea f callejera
street fighting Npeleas fpl callejeras
street lamp Nfarola f, faro m (LAm)
street level N at street levelen el nivel de la calle
street light N = street lamp street lighting Nalumbrado m público
street map Nplano m (de la ciudad)
street market Nmercado m callejero, tianguis m (Mex), feria f (LAm)
street musician Nmúsico m ambulante
street photographer Nfotógrafo m callejero
street plan Nplano m, callejero m
street sweeper Nbarrendero/a m/f
street theatre Nteatro m en la calle, teatro m de calle
street urchin Ngolfo m, chicuelo m de la calle
street value Nvalor m en la calle
street vendor N (US) → vendedor/a mf callejero/a

street

[ˈstriːt]
nrue f
The two men walked slowly down the street → Les deux hommes descendaient la rue lentement.
in the street → dans la rue
on the street → dans la rue
to be on the streets (= homeless) → être à la rue
the man in the street → l'homme de la rue
to be up sb's street (British) [job, activity] → être le rayon de qn
It's up my street → C'est mon rayon.
to be streets ahead of sb → être infiniment supérieur(e) à qn
modif [art, culture] → de la rue; [entertainer, performer] → de rue; [battle, demonstration, protest] → de rue; [gang] → des rues; [corner, name, number, sign] → de rue; [party, parade] → de rue; [trader] → de rue

street

n
Straße f; in or on the streetauf der Straße; to live in or on a streetin einer Straße wohnen; the man/woman in the street (fig)der Mann/die Frau auf der Straße; it’s right up my street (Brit fig inf) → das ist genau mein Fall (inf); to be streets ahead of somebody (fig inf)jdm haushoch überlegen sein (inf); streets apart (fig)grundverschieden; he’s not in the same street as her (fig inf)zwischen ihm und ihr ist ein himmelweiter Unterschied (inf); to take to the streets (demonstrators) → auf die Straße gehen; to go on the streets (inf)auf den Strich gehen (inf); a woman of the streetsein Mädchen ntvon der Straße, ein Straßenmädchen nt ? man
(inf: = residents) → Straße f

street

in cpdsStraßen-;
street Arab
n (Brit dated liter) → Gassenkind nt
streetball
nStreetball nt
street battle
streetcar
n (US) → Straßenbahn f
street circuit
n (Sport, for race) → Straßenkurs m, → Stadtkurs m
street cleaner
n (esp US) → Straßenkehrer(in) m(f), → Straßenfeger(in) m(f)
street collection
street cred (Brit inf), street credibility
nGlaubwürdigkeit f; as an undercover agent in the Bronx you need streetals Geheimagent in der Bronx muss man sich dem Milieu anpassen können; this jacket does nothing for my streetdieses Jackett versaut mein ganzes Image (inf)
street crime
nStraßenkriminalität f
street door
nTür fzur Straße hin
street fighter
nStraßenkämpfer(in) m(f)
street fighting
nStraßenkämpfe pl
street furniture
n (= benches, road signs, cycle stands etc)Stadtmöbel pl, → urbanes Mobiliar
street lamp
street level
n at streetzu ebener Erde
street life
n (inf)Leben ntauf der Straße
street light
street lighting
nStraßenbeleuchtung f
street map
nStadtplan m, → Straßenplan m
street market
nStraßenmarkt m
street musician
nStraßenmusikant(in) m(f)
street party
nStraßenfest nt
street people
plObdachlose pl
street plan
nStraßen- or Stadtplan m
street smart
adj (esp US inf: = streetwise) → gewieft (inf), → clever (inf)
street sweeper
n (= person)Straßenkehrer(in) m(f)or -feger(in) m(f); (= machine)Kehrmaschine f
street theatre, (US) street theater
street urchin
street vendor
nStraßenverkäufer(in) m(f)
streetwalker
streetwise
adjgewieft (inf), → clever (inf)
streetworker
nStreetworker(in) m(f)

street

[striːt] nstrada, via
the back streets → le strade secondarie
to be on the streets (homeless) → essere senza tetto (as prostitute) → battere il marciapiede
it's right up my street (fig) (job) → è proprio quello che fa per me, è il mio forte
to be streets ahead of sb (fam) → essere di gran lunga superiore a qn

street

(striːt) noun
1. a road with houses, shops etc on one or both sides, in a town or village. the main shopping street; I met her in the street.
2. (abbreviated to St when written) used in the names of certain roads. Her address is 4 Shakespeare St.
ˈstreetcar noun
(especially American) a tramcar.
street directory
a booklet giving an index and plans of a city's streets.
be streets ahead of / better than
to be much better than.
be up someone's street
to be exactly suitable for someone. That job is just up your street.
not to be in the same street as
to be completely different, usually worse, in quality than.

street

شارِع ulice gade Straße οδός calle katu rue ulica via 通り 거리 straat gate ulica rua улица gata ถนน cadde phố
References in classic literature ?
Another bang of the street door sent the basket under the sofa, and the girls to the table, eager for breakfast.
With the young reporter at his side, he ventured in the light of day into Main Street or strode up and down on the rick- ety front porch of his own house, talking excitedly.
Stretching out before them, as though they stood at the end of an elevated street and gazed down on it, was a city--a large city, with streets, houses, open squares, temples, statues, fountains, dry for centuries--a buried and forgotten city-- a city in ruins--a city of the dead, now dry as dust, but still a city, or, rather, the strangely preserved remains of one.
As we walked together up the windy street, Lena wiped her eyes with the back of her woollen glove.
He could not be in two places at once; making a living for his family on the street, and staying at home to see that no harm befell them.
Fancying, however, that it might be for his benefit occasionally to diversify the scene, Phoebe sometimes suggested that he should look out upon the life of the street.
With anxious grapnels I had sounded my pocket, and only brought up a few pieces of silver, --So, wherever you go, Ishmael, said I to myself, as I stood in the middle of a dreary street shouldering my bag, and comparing the gloom towards the north with the darkness towards the south --wherever in your wisdom you may conclude to lodge for the night, my dear Ishmael, be sure to inquire the price, and don't be too particular.
We soon turned up one of the side streets, and about halfway up that we turned into a very narrow street, with rather poor-looking houses on one side, and what seemed to be coach-houses and stables on the other.
Finally I found a street which looked somewhat familiar, and said to myself, "Now I am at home, I judge.
You'd see a muddy sow and a litter of pigs come lazying along the street and whollop herself right down in the way, where folks had to walk around her, and she'd stretch out and shut her eyes and wave her ears whilst the pigs was milking her, and look as happy as if she was on salary.
Madame Defarge, with her arms folded, sat in the morning light and heat, contemplating the wine-shop and the street.
But happen somebody can tell me which is the way to Prison Street, where the jail is.