streetlight
noun Date: 1906 a light usually mounted on a pole and constituting one of a series spaced at intervals along a public street or highway — called also streetlamp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • streetlight — [strēt′lamp΄strēt′līt΄] n. a light mounted on a high pole, used to illuminate a street or road: also streetlamp [strēt′lamp΄] …   English World dictionary

  • streetlight — streetlamp UK [ˈstriːtˌlæmp] / US [ˈstrɪtˌlæmp] or streetlight UK [ˈstriːtˌlaɪt] / US [ˈstrɪtˌlaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms streetlamp : singular streetlamp plural streetlamps Word forms streetlight : singular streetlight plural streetlights… …   English dictionary

  • streetlight — [[t]stri͟ːtlaɪt[/t]] streetlights also street light N COUNT A streetlight is a tall post with a light at the top, which stands by the side of a road to light it up, usually in a town. As the day darkened the streetlights came on. Syn: streetlamp …   English dictionary

  • streetlight — streetlamp [ˈstriːtˌlæmp] or streetlight [ˈstriːtˌlaɪt] noun [C] a light on top of a long pole in a street …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • streetlight — /street luyt /, n. a light, usually supported by a lamppost, for illuminating a street or road. [1615 25; STREET + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • streetlight — noun a) Any large outdoor light used to illuminate a public area, usually urban. At night the streetlights of Paris are beautiful to see. b) The light produced by these lights …   Wiktionary

  • streetlight — street|light [ˈstri:tlaıt] n also street|lamp [ læmp] a light at the top of a tall post in the street …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • streetlight — n. light mounted on a tall post for the purpose of illuminating a road or highway …   English contemporary dictionary

  • streetlight — noun (C) a light at the top of a tall post in the street …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • streetlight — street•light [[t]ˈstritˌlaɪt[/t]] n. a light, usu. supported by a lamppost, for illuminating a street or road • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

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