Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.
- A public way or thoroughfare in a city or town, usually with a sidewalk or sidewalks.
- Such a public way considered apart from the sidewalks: Don't play in the street.
- A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it: lives on a quiet street.
- The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street: The whole street protested the new parking regulations.
- A district, such as Wall Street in New York City, that is identified with a specific profession. Often used with the.
- The streets of a city viewed as the scene of crime, poverty, or dereliction.
- The common public viewed as a repository of public attitudes and understanding.
- Near or giving passage to a street: a street door.
- Taking place in the street: a street brawl; street crime.
- Living or making a living on the streets: street people; a street vendor.
- Performing on the street: street musicians; a street juggler.
- Crude; vulgar: street language; street humor.
- Appropriate for wear or use in public: street clothes.
- on Without a job; idle.
- on Without a home; homeless.
- on Out of prison; at liberty.