Dictionary.com

by-street

or by·street

[ bahy-street ]
/ ˈbaɪˌstrit /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: by-street / by-streets on Thesaurus.com

noun

a side street or a private or obscure street; byway.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of by-street

First recorded in 1665–75; by- + street
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for by-street

  • The boarding-house, an old and dilapidated building, was in a bystreet convenient to the harbour.

  • He left his hotel and took a lodging in the nearest bystreet to Mr. Restall's palace at Kensington.

    Little Novels|Wilkie Collins
  • Faustina stood at the opening of the little bystreet and saw the doomed mans heavy tread.

    Christ Legends|Selma Lagerlf
  • It was a spirited sight to see them come leaping fences, tearing around corners, swarming out of every bystreet and alley.

    Those Extraordinary Twins|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

British Dictionary definitions for by-street

bystreet
/ (ˈbaɪˌstriːt) /

noun

an obscure or secondary street
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK