I. noun Etymology: Middle English strete, from Old English strǣt, from Late Latin strata paved road, from Latin, feminine of stratus, past participle — more at stratum Date: before 12th century 1. a. a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalks b. the part of a street reserved for vehicles c. a thoroughfare with abutting property <
lives on a fashionable street
2. the people occupying property on a street <
the whole street knew about the accident
3. a promising line of development or a channeling of effort <
a crafty politician working both sides of the street
success through compromise is a two-way street
4. capitalized a. a district (as Wall Street or Fleet Street) identified with a particular profession b. the people who work in such a district <
doing better than the Street expected
5. an environment (as in a depressed neighborhood or section of a city) of poverty, dereliction, or crime <
grew up on the mean streets
II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to the streets: as a. adjoining or giving access to a street <
the street door
b. carried on or taking place in the street <
street fighting
c. living or working on the streets <
a street peddler
street people
d. located in, used for, or serving as a guide to the streets <
a street map
e. performing in or heard on the street <
a street band
f. (1) suitable for wear or use on the street <
street clothes
(2) not touching the ground — used of a woman's dress in lengths reaching the knee, calf, or ankle g. of, relating to, or characteristic of the street environment <
street drugs
used…his new street cred to develop contacts — Dale Keiger
2. retail <
the street price

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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