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English noun: street

1. street (artifact) a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings

SamplesThey walked the streets of the small town.
He lives on Nassau Street.

Broader (hypernym)thoroughfare

Narrower (hyponym)alley, alleyway, avenue, back street, boulevard, cross street, high street, local road, local street, main street, mews, rue, side street

Instance hyponymBowery, Broadway, Champs Elysees, Downing Street, Fleet Street, Great White Way, Harley Street, Lombard Street, Pall Mall, Park Ave., Park Avenue, Quai d'Orsay, Strand, Wall St., Wall Street, Whitehall

Substance holonympavement, paving

2. street (artifact) the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel

SamplesBe careful crossing the street.

Broader (hypernym)thoroughfare

Narrower (hyponym)one-way street, two-way street

3. street (state) the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction

SamplesShe tried to keep her children off the street.

Broader (hypernym)environment

Part meronymconcrete jungle

4. street (state) a situation offering opportunities

SamplesHe worked both sides of the street.
Cooperation is a two-way street.

Broader (hypernym)chance, opportunity

Domain usagecolloquialism

5. street (group) people living or working on the same street

SamplesThe whole street protested the absence of street lights.

Broader (hypernym)neighborhood, neighbourhood

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