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Noun: street  street
  1. A thoroughfare (usually including pavements) 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 pavements; 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 street"
     
  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"

Derived forms: streets

Type of: chance, environment, neighborhood [US], neighbourhood [Brit, Cdn], opportunity, thoroughfare

Part of: concrete jungle

Encyclopedia: Street, Maryland