What is street?

  • (noun): People living or working on the same street.
    Example: "The whole street protested the absence of street lights"
    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:

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 ...
Omsk - Cityscape
... of the city is an ensemble of buildings along Lyubinsky Avenue/Lenina Street, anchored by the former Gostiny Dvor, and flanked by two chapels ... 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 ...
Zhima Jie - Books
... Sesame Street School Readiness (11 titles) Sesame Street Thinking Child (6 titles) Sesame Street Learning Environment (4 titles) ...
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 ...
Uxbridge - Transport
... 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 ... There were once two overground 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 ...

More definitions of "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): 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"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word street:

    There was an Old Man who supposed,
    That the street door was partially closed;
    Edward Lear (1812–1888)

    [I]t forged ahead to become a full-fledged metropolis, with 143 faro games, 30 saloons, 4 banks, 27 produce stores, 3 express offices—and an arena for bull-and-bear fights, which, described by Horace Greeley in the New York Tribune, is said to have given Wall Street its best-known phrases.
    —For the State of California, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I ... [urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enacting that all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner’s jury. In the case of elected bodies the only way of effecting this is by the Coupled Vote. The representative unit must not be a man or a woman but a man and a woman.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)