street

/strit / (say street)

noun
1. a public way or road, paved or unpaved, in a town or city, sometimes including a pavement or pavements, and having houses, shops, or the like, on one side or both sides.
2. such a way or road together with the adjacent buildings.
3. a main way or thoroughfare, as distinct from a lane, alley, or the like.
4. the inhabitants of or the people in a street.
5. the kind of knowledge of and feel for business that comes from experience in the tough market of the city streets.
adjective
6. relating to or having the quality of street (def. 5).
7. Colloquial relating to unregulated trading at the retail level: heroin with a street value of $100 000; street prices for the new models start around $1000.
verb (t)
8. to outdistance by a long way.
phrase
9. on the streets,
a. earning one's living as a prostitute.
b. destitute; homeless.
10. the man in the street, the average person; a typical citizen.
11. streets ahead, a long way ahead.
12. up one's street, in the sphere that one knows or likes best.
13. up (or down) the street, Colloquial at or to the local shops.
{Middle English; Old English dialect strēt, Old English strǣt, from Latin (via) strāta paved (road)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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