the street
Wall Street Wall Street A street towards the southern end of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, extending from Broadway to the East River; -- so called from the old wall which extended along it when the city belonged to the Dutch. It is the chief financial center of the United States, hence the name is often used for the money market and the financial interests of the country; -- in American financial publications, also referred to as {the street}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • The 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • man in the street — {n. phr.} The man who is just like most other men; the average man; the ordinary man. * /The newspaper took a poll of the man in the street./ Compare: JOE DOAKES, JOHN Q. PUBLIC …   Dictionary of American idioms

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