Street
Street Street (str[=e]t), n. [OE. strete, AS. str[=ae]t, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved way, properly fem. p. p. of sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to E. strew. See {Strew}, and cf. {Stratum}, {Stray}, v. & a.] 1. Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses. [1913 Webster]

He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto the field. --Coverdale. [1913 Webster]

At home or through the high street passing. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: In an extended sense, street designates besides the roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border the thoroughfare. [1913 Webster]

His deserted mansion in Duke Street. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. the roadway of a street[1], as distinguished from the sidewalk; as, children playing in the street. [PJC]

3. the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole street knew about their impending divorce. [PJC]

{The street} (Broker's Cant), that thoroughfare of a city where the leading bankers and brokers do business; also, figuratively, those who do business there; as, the street would not take the bonds.

{on the street}, (a) homeless. (b) unemployed. (a) not in prison, or released from prison; the murderer is still on the street.

{Street Arab}, {Street broker}, etc. See under {Arab}, {Broker}, etc.

{Street door}, a door which opens upon a street, or is nearest the street.

{street person}, a homeless person; a vagrant. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Syn: See {Way}. [1913 Webster]


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  • street — [ strit ] noun count *** a road in a town or city with houses or other buildings along it: State Street/Fourth Street Mamaroneck Avenue is the town s main street. down/along/across/into etc. the street: I just saw Bill walking down the street.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • street — (n.) O.E. stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (W.Saxon) street, high road, an early West Germanic borrowing from L.L. strata, used elliptically for via strata paved road, from fem. pp. of L. sternere lay down, spread out, pave, from PIE *stre to to… …   Etymology dictionary

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