streetstreet1 /striːt/ ●●●S1W1 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1TTRROAD/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 streetat easy1(13), → one-way streetat one-way(1), high street, two-way street, → walk the streetsat 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.