What is street?

  • (noun): The streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction.
    Example: "She tried to keep her children off the street"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Street

A street is a paved public thoroughfare in a built environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as concrete, cobblestone or brick. Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic.

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Some articles on street:

Omsk - Cityscape
... of buildings along Lyubinsky Avenue/Lenina Street, anchored by the former Gostiny Dvor, and flanked by two chapels ... Another area of interest is Nikolsky Avenue/Krasnykh Zor Street, where a line of merchants' wooden houses still stands ... The street leads to the Neoclassical cathedral of St ...
Inhalant Abuse - Patterns of Non-medical Usage - Africa and Asia
... Glue and gasoline sniffing is also a problem in parts of Africa, especially with street children, and South Asia ... Street children who could not obtain glue were sometimes reported to improvise with fermented human waste, which they called jenkem ... This fluid is also used by street and working children in Delhi ...
Zhima Jie - Books
... Sesame Street School Readiness (11 titles) Sesame Street Thinking Child (6 titles) Sesame Street Learning Environment (4 titles) ...
Uxbridge - Transport
... The station, built in 1933, is fronted by a pedestrian high street and is connected to a bus terminus with connections to Hillingdon, Hayes, Ealing, Ruislip, and Slough ... railway stations - Uxbridge Vine Street (originally just Uxbridge Station) and Uxbridge High Street ... Both were planned to be linked, hence High Street ending on a half built bridge ...
23rd Street (Manhattan)
23rd Street is a broad thoroughfare in the New York City borough of Manhattan ... It is one of few two-way streets in the gridiron of the borough ... As with Manhattan's other "crosstown" streets, it is divided at Fifth Avenue, in this case at Madison Square Park, into its east and west sections ...

More definitions of "street":

  • (noun): A thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings.
    Example: "They walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
  • (noun): A situation offering opportunities.
    Example: "He worked both sides of the street"; "cooperation is a two-way street"
  • (noun): The part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel.
    Example: "Be careful crossing the street"
  • (noun): People living or working on the same street.
    Example: "The whole street protested the absence of street lights"

Famous quotes containing the word street:

    Baltimore lay very near the immense protein factory of Chesapeake Bay, and out of the bay it ate divinely. I well recall the time when prime hard crabs of the channel species, blue in color, at least eight inches in length along the shell, and with snow-white meat almost as firm as soap, were hawked in Hollins Street of Summer mornings at ten cents a dozen.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
    Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)

    You had such a vision of the street
    As the street hardly understands;
    Sitting along the bed’s edge, where
    You curled the papers from your hair,
    Or clasped the yellow soles of feet
    In the palms of both soiled hands.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)