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street / strēt/ • n. a public road in a city or town, typically with houses and buildings on one or both sides: the narrow, winding streets of Greenwich Village| [in place names] 45 Lake Street. ∎  (the street) used to refer to the financial markets and activities on Wall Street. ∎  (the street/streets) the roads or public areas of a city or town: every week, fans stop me in the street. ∎  [as adj.] of or relating to the outlook, values, or lifestyle of those young people who are perceived as composing a fashionable urban subculture: New York City street culture. ∎  [as adj.] denoting someone who is homeless: he ministered to street people in storefront missions. ∎  [as adj.] performing or being performed on the street: street theater. PHRASES: on the streets 1. homeless. 2. working as a prostitute. DERIVATIVES: street·ed adj. [in comb.] a many-streeted tangle of low, brick buildings. street·ward / -wərd/ adj. & adv.

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street paved road, highway; road in a town or village. OE. strǣt = OS. strāta (Du. straat), OHG. strāʒ(ʒ)a (G. strasse); WGmc. -late L. strāta, sb. use of fem. pp. of sternere throw or lay down.

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street streets paved with gold proverbial view of a city in which opportunities for advancement are easy; as in George Colman the Younger's The Heir at Law (1797).

See also the word on the street.

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