From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstreetstreet1 /striːt/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTRROAD/PATHa public road in a city or town that has houses, shops etc on one or both sides 🔊 We moved to Center Street when I was young. 🔊 She lives just a few streets away. 🔊 I walked on further down the street. 🔊 Someone just moved in across the street. 🔊 a car parked on the other side of the street2 → the streets3 → the man/woman in the street4 → (right) up your street5 → streets ahead (of somebody/something) → backstreet1, → be (living) on easy street at easy1(13), → one-way street at one-way(1), high street, two-way street, → walk the streets at walk1(8)COLLOCATIONSadjectivesbusy (=with a lot of traffic or people)The house faces onto a busy street.crowded (=with a lot of people)The streets get very crowded at weekends.quiet (=with very few people)It was late and the streets were quiet.empty/deserted (=with no people)As he walked home, the street was deserted.narrowan old city with quaint narrow streetsthe main street (=the biggest street in a town or village)They drove slowly along the main street.the high street British English (=the main street with shops)I bought this coat at a shop on the high street.a shopping street British English (=with a lot of shops)This is one of Europe’s most elegant shopping streets.a residential street (=with houses, not shops)a quiet residential streeta one-way street (=in which you can only drive in one direction)He was caught driving the wrong way down a one-way street.a side/back street (=a small quiet street near the main street)The restaurant is tucked away in a side street.winding streets (=streets that turn in many directions)We spent hours exploring the town’s winding streets.cobbled streets (=with a surface made from round stones)The cobbled streets were closed to cars.verbscross the street (=walk to the other side)She crossed the street and walked into the bank.street + NOUNa street corner (=a place where streets meet)Youths were standing around on street corners.a street light/lampIt was getting dark, and the street lamps were already on.street crime/violence (=when people are attacked in the street)Young men are most likely to be victims of street crime.street clothes (=ordinary clothes, not a special uniform or costume)She changed into her street clothes and left the theatre.
Examples from the Corpusstreet• They live on Clay Street.• York, among many towns which have pedestrianised their centres, has paved many of its streets without adverse effect.• Our street was just a row of brick terraced houses.• She had lived in the same street in London all her life.• Across the street, on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields church, there was movement.• I imagine him marching-no, swanning-around the streets of his beloved Manchester as he talks to me.• Claudia, standing by the window, looking down at the street, knew the moment he stepped over the threshold.• Victoria can't walk down the street without someone recognizing her.• He heaved his bulk round, but saw only the tightly wedged backs of the mob out in the street.• He pointed to the side of the street.• There were stores on both sides of the street.• We need more police on the streets.• He's out there running the streets of Annapolis, just before dawn.• Pablo loved wandering through the streets of Barcelona.• I went straight back to the street corner where I'd lost him and started the slow cruise.• Wall Street is a famous financial center in New York.down the street• I had Carradine walled up and down the street several times, acting suspiciously.• Its headlights suddenly light up the pavement farther down the street he is walking on.• Though rationing was in effect, Tish managed to get a huge steak from an admiring grocer down the street.• A car or two, the wrong ones, took off down the street in the direction of the town.• There was the jade-green cockatoo on his orange perch, gazing pensively down the street.• When I finished up at Mrs James's, I ran down the street and watched the sky.• I walk down the streets of New York, the Village, and they stop and they talk, they want autographs.• C., can you walk down the street and bump into a row of newspaper boxes half a block long?