the principal thoroughfare, especially through the business district, in a small town.
(initial capital letters) the outlook, environment, or life of a small town.
Other definitions for Main Street (2 of 2)
a novel (1920) by Sinclair Lewis.
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How to use main street in a sentence
“I believe by investing in transit, transit-oriented development, and for that matter rural main streets, in the right balance we can support people getting to where they need to be,” he said.
Together, they had opened a shop on main street in Moab to sell his screen-printed shirts.
This was a time in our nation’s history, Tresniowski reminds us, when “the dark-hearted mentality behind slavery remained in place, not in the corners and fringes of the country but on its main streets and in its town halls and courtrooms.”A child’s murder, a lynch mob and the early days of the NAACP | Jerald Walker | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Miss Chrishy owned a small store along the town’s main street.
Even though PPP loans are almost always turned into forgivable grants, businesses that got PPP loans could have had trouble getting an additional loan through the main street program.Federal Reserve widens terms of Main Street lending program amid a murky timeline on stimulus | Rachel Siegel | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
It likely would have appealed to many business people on main street, few of whom are free-market fundamentalists.
Most of all, Orman reflects a bubbling main street frustration with hyper-partisan gridlock.The Kansas Independent Who Could Control the Senate | John Avlon | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Neatly hung laundry still dangled over the main street from the second-floor balcony of an apartment above a blown-out storefront.
The stimulus, with its emphasis on public sector jobs, did little for main street.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1% | Joel Kotkin | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is a paradise for activists and ideologues—main street voters, not so much.
In the larger village of Onao they met a group of chowkidars, or watchmen, in the main street.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Toby acquiesced; and they hurried through the main street of the little town, which at that late hour was wholly deserted.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
The bloods will be too busy to notice as we ride down main street, and after that it won't matter.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Isabel tossed and kissed them, presenting them with a box of toys she had bought in main street.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
A policeman courteously notified us that the main street of the city would be closed three hours for a Sunday School parade.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for Main Street
the most prominent street of a town, usually where the principal shops and businesses are situated
ordinary people in general
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