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Street appears in the following tongue twister:

  • A lady sees a pot-mender at work at his barrow in the street.
    "Are you copper-bottoming 'em, man?"
    "No, I'm aluminiuming 'em, Mam."

Street appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Peeking, I steer tsar of red Rumania: "grab a bargain; a murder for a street sign I keep."
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun street:

spoken English38.74%written English61.26% conversational speech39.29%task-oriented speech60.71% imaginative writing60.1%informational writing39.9%

The word street is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun street

What does street mean as a name of something?

Street is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: streets

  1. a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • examples: they walked the streets of the small town | he lives on Nassau Street
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: thoroughfare = a public road from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
      • back street / alleyway / alley = a narrow street with walls on both sides
      • boulevard / avenue = a wide street or thoroughfare
      • cross street = a street intersecting a main street (usually at right angles) and continuing on both sides of it
      • local street / local road = a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it
      • high street / main street = street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
      • mews = street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings
      • rue = a street or road in France
      • side street = a street intersecting a main street and terminating there
    • instances:
      • Fleet Street = a street in central London where newspaper offices are situated
      • Harley Street = a street in central London where the consulting rooms of many physicians and surgeons are located
      • Lombard Street = a street in central London containing many of the major London banks
      • Whitehall = a wide street in London stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament
      • Strand = a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
      • Downing Street = a street of Westminster in London
      • Pall Mall = a fashionable street in London noted for its many private clubs
      • Quai d'Orsay = the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries
      • Champs Elysees = a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes
      • Bowery = a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
      • Great White Way / Broadway = a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square
      • Park Avenue / Park Ave. = a fashionable residential street in New York City
      • Wall Street / Wall St. = a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located
    • substance: pavement / paving = the paved surface of a thoroughfare
  2. the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • example: be careful crossing the street
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: thoroughfare = a public road from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
      • one-way street = a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction
      • two-way street = a street on which vehicular traffic can move in either of two directions
  3. the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction
    • example: she tried to keep her children off the street
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: environment = the totality of surrounding conditions
    • part of: concrete jungle = an area in a city with large modern buildings that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant
  4. a situation offering opportunities
    • examples: he worked both sides of the street | cooperation is a two-way street
    • usage: colloquialism
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: chance / opportunity = a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  5. people living or working on the same street
    • example: the whole street protested the absence of street lights
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: neighborhood / neighbourhood = people living near one another

Alternative definition of the noun street


  1. A paved part of road, usually in a village or a town.
  2. A road as above but including the sidewalks (pavements) and buildings.
  3. The people who live in such a road, as a neighborhood.
  4. The people who spend a great deal of time on the street in urban areas, especially, the young, the poor, the unemployed, and those engaged in illegal activities.
  5. [slang] Street talk or slang.
  6. [poker slang] Each of the three opportunities that players have to bet, after the flop, turn and river.
  7. Illicit, contraband, especially of a drug

Specialised definition of the noun street

Glossary of sports / skateboard

an event held in a skatepark with a series of obstacles in which skateboarders are marked for creativity and technical skill (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


  1. Street is a large village and civil parish in the county of Somerset, England. The 2011 census records the village as having a population of 11,805. It is situated on a dry spot in the Somerset Levels, at the end of the Polden Hills, 2 miles south-west of Glastonbury. There is evidence of Roman occupation. Much of the history of the village is dominated by Glastonbury Abbey until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and indeed its name comes from a 12th-century causeway from Glastonbury which was built to transport local Blue Lias stone from what is now Street to rebuild the Abbey, although it had previously been known as Lantokay and Lega.
  2. Street, Maryland is a rural unincorporated community in Northern Harford County, Maryland. Street was first settled by Dutch immigrants in the early 18th century.

There are other places with in their name, like K Street, M Street, T-Street, 2nd Street, 7th Street, Bay Street, Bow Street, Elm Street, Gay Street, Oad Street, 10th Street, 17th Street, 23rd Street, 24th Street, 25th Street, 27th Street, 29th Street, 33rd Street, 47th Street and 52nd Street.


  1. Street a.k.a. Peter Gade: Peter Høeg Gade is a retired Danish professional badminton player.
  2. Street a.k.a. Jalen Overstreet is an American football running back for the Texas Longhorns.

There are other people with in their name, like Ben Street, Mel Street, Sam Street, Tim Street, Zoe Street, Alan Street, Bill Street, Chip Street, Gary Street, John Street and many others.


  1. Street is a fictional character from the 1975 film Hard Times.
  2. Street is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Greatest Song.
  3. Street a.k.a. Herr Wegeleben is a fictional character from the 1959 film And That on Monday Morning.

There are other characters with in their name, like Street Cop, Street Man, Street Girl, Street Kids, Street punk, Wall Street, Street Tough, Street Woman, Street artist, Street Dancer, Street Person, Street Singer, Street Urchin, Street vendor, Richard Street, Street Cleaner, Street sweeper, Street Preacher, Danny the Street and Street Guitarist.


  1. "Street" is the fifth studio album by German singer Nina Hagen released on July 23, 1991 by Mercury Records. The album is produced by Zeus B. Held with songs written mostly by Hagen. It features songs in both, English and German. Hagen also worked with Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers or with English dance music producer Adamski, with whom she later recorded the song "Get Your Body". After toning down her image with the release of her 1989 album Nina Hagen, she kept on making more downtempo songs, this time, with elements of hip hop. Three singles from the album were released, "In My World", "Berlin" and "Blumen Für Die Damen". Street also contains a cover version of the hit song "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys.
  2. "Street" is the first studio album by Dutch rock and roll and blues group Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, and the start of a solo career for Herman Brood, who had earlier toured and recorded with Cuby and the Blizzards and made one record with the short-lived band Stud. Commercially, it was not very successful: on the Dutch album chart, it reached #30 on 28 May 1977 and stayed on the chart for 7 weeks. The record was re-released on CD in 1995 by Sony BMG/Ariola.
  3. "Street" a.k.a. "GiG Street" is a musical album of GiG Street.
  4. "Street" is a musical album of Robin Nolan Trio.
  5. "Street" is a musical album of Chenard Walcker & Roy "Chicky" Arad.


  1. "Street" is a book by Jack Cady.
    • genres: Fiction, Horror, Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1994-10
  2. "STREET" is a book by Jim Daniels.
    • also known as "Street: poems"
    • genre: Poetry
    • subject: Art


"Street" is a 2012 drama film written and directed by York Shackleton.


  1. Street: A street is a public thoroughfare in a built environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as concrete, cobblestone or brick. Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic.
    • also known as Strada
  2. Street a.k.a. Street F.C. are a football club based in Street, near Glastonbury, in Somerset, England. They play their home matches at The Tannery. The club will play in the Western League Premier Division for the 2013–14 season. The club is affiliated to the Somerset County FA.
  3. Street is a 1995 Indian Malayalam film, directed by P. Anil and produced by Koshi and Palamuttam Majeed. The film stars Babu Antony, Geetha, Baiju and Vikram in lead roles. The film had musical score by Tomin Thachankari.
  4. Street is a lunar impact crater located just to the south of the prominent ray crater Tycho. Street lies within the skirt of high-albedo ejecta from Tycho, and it is more heavily worn than its younger and larger neighbor. There are several smaller craters joined to the western rim, as well as two craters along the eastern rim. The floor is relatively smooth and flat, except for a small craterlet in the western half. The crater is 58 kilometers in diameter and 1,500 meters in depth. It may be from the Pre-Imbrian period, which lasted from 4.55 to 3.85 billion years ago. It is named for the 17th-century English astronomer Thomas Streete.
    • also known as استریت

Phrases with Street

Phrases starting with the word Street:

  1. Street art
  2. street arab
  3. street cred
  4. street drug
  5. Street food
  6. street girl
  7. street lamp
  8. street name
  9. street sign
  10. Street team

Phrases ending with the word Street:

  1. on-street
  2. off-street
  3. the street
  4. Arab Street
  5. back street
  6. easy street
  7. grub street
  8. high street
  9. main street
  10. side street

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Street

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Google previewBolsa Chica Lowlands Restoration Project (2001)

Environmental Impact Statement

Goldenwest Street is a four- to six-lane arterial within the project area. The roadway is a six-lane divided arterial from PCH to Yorktown Avenue, and from Ellis Avenue to north of the project area. Between Yorktown Avenue and Ellis Avenue, ...

Google previewThe Stations - New York City Subway (2013)

by Yongki Hwang

Cortland Street is a temporarily closed station for being demolished due to heavy damage during the 9/11 attacks. Chambers Street is the access point to the Tribeca. Franklin Street is...

14th Street is an express station. Connection to New ...

Google previewSound Transit Lakewood-to-Tacoma Commuter Rail and SR-512 Park-and-ride Expansion (2002)

Environmental Impact Statement

Washington Street is a north-south roadway that provides access from South Tacoma Way (at approximately South 41st...

South 56th Street is an east-west arterial that provides access from the City of University Place (to the west) to [-5 and ...

Google previewUnruly Masses

The street is the place of communicative exchange beyond the primary relations of the family; it is the melting pot that...

The street is a kind of mediating instance between members of the lower classes, between private and public space, ...

Google previewLanguage, Consciousness, Culture (2007)

Essays on Mental Structure by Ray Jackendoff

[Sesame Street is a production of] [the Children's Television Workshop] b. [ Sesame Street] [is a production] [of the Children's Television Workshop] (4) Syntactic bracketing [This] [is [the cat [that chased [the rat [that ate [the cheese]]]]]] Prosodic ...

Google previewThe Harleian Miscellany (1809)

A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as Well in Manuscript as in Print by William Oldys, Thomas Park

NEXT up street is the street called the Side. In the lower part of it...

Google previewA History of British Art (1999)

by Andrew Graham-Dixon

Withersdale Street is the most radical dream of the Reforming temperament turned into a building. It is the dream of a brave...

The whiteness of Withersdale Street is a reflective whiteness, the whiteness of inward thought. The Protestant faith ...

Google previewThe Harleian Miscellany Or a Collection of ... Pamphlets and Tracts, ... Found in the Late Earl of Oxfordts Libary; Interspersed with Historical, Political and Critical Notes Etc (1745)

by Robert Earl of Oxford and Mortimer Harley

Ext up Street is the Street called the Side.

Google previewContents of the Harleian Miscellany, with an Index (1809)

Comp. at the Free Public Library, Sydney, 1885

NEXT up street is the street called the Side.

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary Or the Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and Fast Expressions of High and Low Society Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced (1864)

The first sing or chaunt through the public thoroughfares ballads—political and humorous—carols, dying speeches, and the various other kinds of gallows and street literature. The second deliver street orations on grease-removing compounds ...

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

The East 89th Street Historic District is composed of thirty-two buildings, between Chester and Hugh Avenues on the east side of Cleveland. The district is significant as an important surviving collection of late-19th- and early-20th- century ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2009)

Fularious Street Slang Defined by, Aaron Peckham

Fularious Street Slang Defined, Aaron Peckham. DICTIONARY DICTIONARY Fularious Street Slang Defined Compiled by Aaron Peckham, creator.

Google previewMo' Urban Dictionary (2009)

Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined by Aaron Peckham

Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined Aaron Peckham. mo'u R ba N dictionary Also by Aaron Peckham Urban Dictionary: Fularious Street Slang Defined.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Homelessness (2004)

by David Levinson

Street. Newspapers. Appendix 4 Documentary History of Homelessness The topic of homelessness...

br CANADA Calgary Street Talk. 128 7th Avenue, SE, Calgary ...

Google previewMoran's Dictionary of Chicago and Its Vicinity (1910)

An Alphabetically Arranged Dictionary, Comprising All of the Interests that Contribute to Chicago's Greatness. Spring Ed by George E. Moran

The Home Insurance Building is located at the northeast corner La Salle and Adams street, and was the first example of what has come to be known the world over as "Chicago Construction." It is a monument to the genius of the late W. L. B. ...

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Quotes about Street

Across the street the eyes
Are swathed in dark's disguise
Across the street the eyes
Froze all my insides
Across the street the eyes
Panicked and surprised
Across the street the eyes
Slashed through the frigid cries (Gwenevere Cornwell)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1E1E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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