main street


noun

the principal thoroughfare, especially through the business district, in a small town.
(initial capital letters) the outlook, environment, or life of a small town.

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Origin of main street

First recorded in 1735–45

Definition for main street (2 of 2)

Main Street

noun

a novel (1920) by Sinclair Lewis.
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British Dictionary definitions for main street

Main Street

noun mainly US and Canadian

the most prominent street of a town, usually where the principal shops and businesses are situated
ordinary people in general
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