Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “street”

See all translations

street

noun [C] uk   /striːt/ us  
A1 a road in a city, town, or village that has buildings that are usually close together along one or both sides: The streets were strewn with rubbish after the carnival. a street map Our daughter lives just across the street from us. Diane's house is in ( US on) Cherry Street. Builders jeer at us even when we're just walking down the street. Be sure to look both ways when you cross the street. The town's streets were deserted by dusk. At five in the morning, there were still crowds of people roaming the streets. I bought these sunglasses from a street vendor in Florence.take to the streets When people take to the streets, they express their opposition to something in public and often violently: Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against the military coup.
More examples
Translations of “street”
in Korean 거리…
in Arabic شارِع…
in French rue…
in Turkish cadde…
in Italian via…
in Chinese (Traditional) 街,街道,大街…
in Russian улица…
in Polish ulica…
in Spanish calle…
in Portuguese rua…
in German die Straße…
in Catalan carrer…
in Japanese (家や建物が並ぶ)通り…
in Chinese (Simplified) 街,街道,大街…
(Definition of street from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of street?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “street” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More