1. Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.
He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto the field. --Coverdale.
At home or through the high street passing. --Milton.
Note: ☞ In an extended sense, street designates besides the roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border the thoroughfare.
His deserted mansion in Duke Street. --Macaulay.
The street Broker's Cant, that thoroughfare of a city where the leading bankers and brokers do business; also, figuratively, those who do business there; as, the street would not take the bonds.
on the street, (a) homeless. (b) unemployed. (a) not in prison, or released from prison; the murderer is still on the street. --Street Arab, Street broker, etc. See under Arab, Broker, etc.
Street door, a door which opens upon a street, or is nearest the street.
street person, a homeless person; a vagrant.
Syn: -- See Way.
n 1: a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined
with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small
town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
2: the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part
of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; "be careful
crossing the street"
3: 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
4: a situation offering opportunities; "he worked both sides of
the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"
5: people living or working on the same street; "the whole
street protested the absence of street lights"
The street called "Straight" at Damascus (Acts 9:11) is "a long
broad street, running from east to west, about a mile in length,
and forming the principal thoroughfare in the city." In Oriental
towns streets are usually narrow and irregular and filthy (Ps.
18:42; Isa. 10:6). "It is remarkable," says Porter, "that all
the important cities of Palestine and Syria Samaria, Caesarea,
Gerasa, Bozrah, Damascus, Palmyra, had their 'straight streets'
running through the centre of the city, and lined with stately
rows of columns. The most perfect now remaining are those of
Palmyra and Gerasa, where long ranges of the columns still
stand.", Through Samaria, etc.