Pronunciation: (strēt), [key]
1. a public thoroughfare, usually paved, in a village, town, or city, including the sidewalk or sidewalks.
2. such a thoroughfare together with adjacent buildings, lots, etc.: Houses, lawns, and trees composed a very pleasant street.
3. the roadway of such a thoroughfare, as distinguished from the sidewalk: to cross a street.
4. a main way or thoroughfare, as distinguished from a lane, alley, or the like.
5. the inhabitants or frequenters of a street: The whole street gossiped about the new neighbors.
6. the Street, Informal.
a. the section of a city associated with a given profession or trade, esp. when concerned with business or finance, as Wall Street.
b. the principal theater and entertainment district of any of a number of U.S. cities.
7. on or in the street,
a. without a home: You'll be out on the street if the rent isn't paid.
b. without a job or occupation; idle.
c. out of prison or police custody; at liberty.
8. up one's street, Brit.See alley 1 (def. 7).
1. of, on, or adjoining a street: a street door just off the sidewalk.
2. taking place or appearing on the street: street fight; street musicians.
3. coarse; crude; vulgar: street language.
4. suitable for everyday wear: street clothes; street dress.
5. retail: the street price of a new computer; the street value of a drug.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.