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street

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/ strit /
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noun
adjective
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Idioms about street

    on / in the street,
    1. without a home: You'll be out on the street if the rent isn't paid.
    2. without a job or occupation; idle.
    3. out of prison or police custody; at liberty.
    up one's street, British. alley1 (def. 7).

Origin of street

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English strēt, strǣt; cognate with Dutch straat,German Strasse; all ultimately from Latin (via) strāta “paved (road)”; see stratum

synonym study for street

1. Street, alley, avenue, boulevard all refer to public ways or roads in municipal areas. A street is a road in a village, town, or city, especially a road lined with buildings. An alley is a narrow street or footway, especially at the rear of or between rows of buildings or lots. An avenue is properly a prominent street, often one bordered by fine residences and impressive buildings, or with a row of trees on each side. A boulevard is a beautiful, broad street, lined with rows of stately trees, especially used as a promenade. In some cities street and avenue are used interchangeably, the only difference being that those running one direction (say, north and south) are given one designation and those crossing them are given the other.

OTHER WORDS FROM street

streetless, adjectivestreetlike, adjectivein·ter·street, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for street

street
/ (striːt) /

noun
verb (tr)
Australian to outdistance

Word Origin for street

Old English strǣt, from Latin via strāta paved way (strāta, from strātus, past participle of sternere to stretch out); compare Old Frisian strēte, Old High German strāza; see stratus
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

Other Idioms and Phrases with street

street

see back street; easy street; man in the street; on the street; side street; work both sides of the street.

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