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noun [countable] street pronunciation in American English /strit/
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  1. 1
    a road in a town or city with houses or other buildings along it
    State Street/Fourth Street
    Mamaroneck Avenue is the town’s main street.
    down/along/across/into etc. the street: I just saw Bill walking down the street.
    street of: Thousands of tourists wander the streets of Paris.
    1. a.


      used in the names of roads. The written abbreviation is St.
      She works on Oakwood Street.
    2. b.
      outside in a city or town
      on/in the streets: Additional police officers are being deployed on the streets.
    3. c.
      [only before noun] relating to streets, or taking place on the streets in a city or town
      a street map/sign
      street crime
      a street vendor/musician
      a street corner (=the place where two streets meet)
  2. 2
    the busy modern city, considered a place to give and receive information
    The word on the street is that he won’t run for President.



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