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streetnoun [C]

uk   /striːt/  us   /striːt/
A1 a road in a city or town that has buildings that are usually close together along one or both sides: The streets were strewn with rubbish after the parade. a street map Our daughter lives just across the street from us. Diane's house is in/on Cherry Street. Men whistle at us when we're just walking down the street. Make sure you 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.

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streetnoun [C]

 us   /strit/
a road in a city or town, usually with buildings along one or both sides: Our daughter lives across the street from us. Look both ways when you cross the street.
A street sometimes means a road and the sidewalks (= paths) along it: The streets were full of people. A group of laughing children ran down the street.
(Definition of street from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “street”
in Korean 거리…
in Arabic شارِع…
in Malaysian jalan, Jln.…
in French rue…
in Russian улица…
in Chinese (Traditional) 街,街道,大街…
in Italian via…
in Turkish cadde…
in Polish ulica…
in Spanish calle…
in Vietnamese đường phố, phố…
in Portuguese rua…
in Thai ถนน, ชื่อถนน…
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…
in Indonesian jalan, Jalan…
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