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 streets1. 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.
See also the word on the street.