Definition of “high street” - English Dictionary

“high street” in English

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high streetnoun

uk /ˈhaɪ ˌstriːt/ us /ˈhaɪ ˌstriːt/ UK

high streetadjective

also high-street UK

used to describe clothes that can be bought in ordinary shops in ordinary cities and towns, rather than being specially made by fashion designers:

Her clothes are a mixture of haute couture and high street.
high-street fashion


uk /ˈhaɪ.striːt/ us /ˈhaɪ.striːt/ UK

relating to business done in shops:

There was a modest rise in high-street spending last month.

High-street products, especially clothes, are intended for the ordinary public and not for rich people:

high-street fashions

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

“high street” in Business English

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high streetnoun [ C ]

uk us UK US main street COMMERCE

a street where the most important stores, banks, and businesses in a town are:

In Switzerland, banks are everywhere, not just in the main financial centres, but up and down every high street.
a high street retailer/shop/store
the high street

business done on a high street:

The high street is now going through a difficult time.

(Definition of “high street” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)