1. [ noun ] (transportation,geography) a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings

"they walked the streets of the small town" "he lives on Nassau Street"

Related terms: thoroughfare Broadway main_street Wall_Street alley avenue Park_Avenue side_street local_road lombard_street Fleet_Street rue mews Quai_d'Orsay Strand Bowery Champs_Elysees harley_street cross_street whitehall downing_street pall_mall pavement
2. [ noun ] (transportation) the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel

"Be careful crossing the street"

Related terms: thoroughfare two-way_street one-way_street
3. [ noun ] the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction

"she tried to keep her children off the street"

Related terms: environment concrete_jungle
4. [ noun ] (informal) a situation offering opportunities

"he worked both sides of the street" "cooperation is a two-way street"

Related terms: opportunity colloquialism
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1513
6. [ noun ] (sociology) people living or working on the same street

"the whole street protested the absence of street lights"

Related terms: neighborhood
Similar spelling:   Streett