main street

  1. the principal thoroughfare, especially through the business district, in a small town.

  2. (initial capital letters) the outlook, environment, or life of a small town.

Origin of main street

First recorded in 1735–45

Words Nearby main street

Other definitions for Main Street (2 of 2)

Main Street

  1. a novel (1920) by Sinclair Lewis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use main street in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Main Street

Main Street

nounmainly US and Canadian
  1. the most prominent street of a town, usually where the principal shops and businesses are situated

  2. ordinary people in general

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