Street

Street

(strt), n. [OE. strete, AS. strt, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved way, properly fem. p. p. of sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to E. strew. See Strew, and cf. Stratum, Stray, v. & a.] 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.
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He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto the field.
Coverdale.
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At home or through the high street passing.
Milton.
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In an extended sense, street designates besides the roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border the thoroughfare.
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His deserted mansion in Duke Street.
Macaulay.
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2. the roadway of a street{1}, as distinguished from the sidewalk; as, children playing in the street.
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3. the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole street knew about their impending divorce.
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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.
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Syn. -- See Way.
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