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One of a series of lights that are usually attached to tall poles, are spaced at intervals along a public street or roadway, and are illuminated from dusk to dawn. Also called streetlamp.


(ˈstriːtˌlaɪt) or


(Civil Engineering) a light, esp one carried on a lamppost, that illuminates a road, etc



a light, usu. supported by a lamppost, for illuminating a street or road.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.streetlight - a lamp supported on a lamppoststreetlight - a lamp supported on a lamppost; for illuminating a street
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
lamppost - a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)


street light [ˈstriːtlaɪt] nréverbère mstreet lighting néclairage m publicstreet map nplan m des ruesstreet market nmarché m à ciel ouvertstreet people nplgens mpl des ruesstreet plan nplan m des ruesstreet smart adj (US)débrouillard(e), aguerri(e) aux mœurs de la ruestreet sweeper n
(= person) → balayeur m
(= machine) → balayeuse fstreet theatre nthéâtre m de ruestreet value n [drugs] → valeur f à la reventestreet vendor nmarchand m ambulant
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Commissioners gave a green signal to Xcel to include an LED alternative for its street lighting service and to accelerate its streetlight tariff to pay for the switch to the more costly LED, or light-emitting diode, streetlights.
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