Meaning of “main street” in the English Dictionary

"main street" in British English

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main streetnoun

uk /ˌmeɪn ˈstriːt/ us /ˌmeɪn ˈstriːt/ US

(Definition of “main street” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Main Street" in American English

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Main Streetnoun [ U ]

us /ˈmeɪn ˌstrit/

the street in a town with the most important stores and businesses

People often use Main Street to talk about average Americans and the most typical things about American life:

a Main Street jobs program

(Definition of “Main Street” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Main Street" in Business English

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Main Streetnoun

uk us US COMMERCE

[ C ] also main street, UK high street the street in a town where the most important stores and businesses are:

His store is on Main Street.
Main Street businesses/stores

[ U ] small businesses, considered as a group, especially when compared to larger, more powerful companies or organizations:

Our Main Street economy is now having to compete with China.

(Definition of “Main Street” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)