- a street in New York City, in S Manhattan: the major financial center of the U.S.
- the money market or the financiers of the U.S.
Origin of Wall Street
Examples from the Web for wall street
Of a Sunday, Wall-street is deserted as Petra; and every night of every day it is an emptiness.David's Bookclub: Bartleby the Scrivener
November 26, 2012
Among them I saw a face or two quite familiar in Wall-street.Letters of a Traveller
William Cullen Bryant
Dr. Ferris and a Wall-street broker cosily persuaded the judge in my presence, "to make me comfortable!"Letters of a Lunatic
George J. Adler
The moral ideas that he had brought from Down East, were just as dashing as his Wall-street corners.Phemie Frost's Experiences
Ann S. Stephens
Two or three faces resemble those one often sees in Wall-street, or on Change, in Boston.The South-West
Jonathon Holt Ingraham
"If you had been in Wall-street since ten o'clock this morning you would be prepared to enjoy this sail," he said.Richard Vandermarck
Miriam Coles Harris
- a street in lower Manhattan, New York, where the Stock Exchange and major banks are situated, regarded as the embodiment of American finance
Word Origin and History for wall street
"U.S. financial world," 1836, from street in New York City that is home to many investment firms and stock traders, as well as NYSE. The street so called because it ran along the interior of the defensive wall of the old Dutch colonial town.