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noun [countable] street pronunciation in British English /striːt/
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singularstreet
pluralstreets
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  1. a road in a town or city with houses or other buildings along it
    Walk along the high street and turn left.
    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.

      Street

      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)

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