noun \ˈstrēt\

: a road in a city or town that has houses or other buildings on one or both sides

: a poor part of a city where there is a lot of crime

Full Definition of STREET

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>
:  the people occupying property on a street <the whole street knew about the accident>
:  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>
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>
:  an environment (as in a depressed neighborhood or section of a city) of poverty, dereliction, or crime <grew up on the mean streets>
on the street or in the street
:  idle, homeless, or out of a job
:  out of prison :  at liberty
up one's street or down one's street
:  suited to one's abilities or taste

Origin of STREET

Middle English strete, from Old English strǣt, from Late Latin strata paved road, from Latin, feminine of stratus, past participle — more at stratum
First Known Use: before 12th century



: of or relating to streets

: occurring, performing, working, or living on a street or sidewalk

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a poor part of a city where there is a lot of crime

Full Definition of STREET

:  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>
:  retail <the street price>

First Known Use of STREET

15th century
STREET Defined for Kids


noun \ˈstrēt\

Definition of STREET for Kids

:  a public road especially in a city, town, or village
:  the people living along a street <The whole street was excited.>
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