Pronunciation: (strēt),[key] —n. 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 alley1 (def. 7).
—adj. 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.