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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Street  \Street\  (str[=e]t),  n.  [OE.  strete,  AS  str[=ae]t,  fr 
  L.  strata  (sc.  via)  a  paved  way  properly  fem.  p.  p.  of 
  sternere,  stratum,  to  spread;  akin  to  E.  strew.  See  {Strew}, 
  and  cf  {Stratum},  {Stray},  v.  &  a.] 
  Originally,  a  paved  way  or  road;  a  public  highway;  now 
  commonly,  a  thoroughfare  in  a  city  or  village,  bordered  by 
  dwellings  or  business  houses. 
 
  He  removed  [the  body  of]  Amasa  from  the  street  unto  the 
  field.  --Coverdale. 
 
  At  home  or  through  the  high  street  passing.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  In  an  extended  sense  street  designates  besides  the 
  roadway,  the  walks,  houses,  shops,  etc.,  which  border 
  the  thoroughfare. 
 
  His  deserted  mansion  in  Duke  Street.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {The  street}  (Broker's  Cant),  that  thoroughfare  of  a  city 
  where  the  leading  bankers  and  brokers  do  business;  also 
  figuratively,  those  who  do  business  there  as  the  street 
  would  not  take  the  bonds. 
 
  {Street  Arab},  {Street  broker},  etc  See  under  {Arab}, 
  {Broker},  etc 
 
  {Street  door},  a  door  which  opens  upon  a  street,  or  is 
  nearest  the  street. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Way}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  street 
  n  1:  a  thoroughfare  (usually  including  sidewalks)  that  is  lined 
  with  buildings;  "they  walked  the  streets  of  the  small 
  town";  "he  lives  on  Nassau  Street" 
  2:  the  part  of  a  thoroughfare  between  the  sidewalks;  the  part 
  of  the  thoroughfare  on  which  vehicles  travel;  "Be  careful 
  crossing  the  street" 
  3:  the  streets  of  a  city  viewed  as  a  depressed  environment  in 
  which  there  is  poverty  and  crime  and  prostitution  and 
  dereliction;  "she  tried  to  keep  her  children  off  the 
  street" 
  4:  (informal)  a  situation  offering  opportunities;  "he  worked 
  both  sides  of  the  street";  "cooperation  is  a  two-way 
  street" 
  5:  people  living  or  working  on  the  same  street;  "the  whole 
  street  protested  the  absence  of  street  lights" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Street 
  The  street  called  Straight"  at  Damascus  (Acts  9:11)  is  "a  long 
  broad  street,  running  from  east  to  west,  about  a  mile  in  length, 
  and  forming  the  principal  thoroughfare  in  the  city."  In  Oriental 
  towns  streets  are  usually  narrow  and  irregular  and  filthy  (Ps. 
  18:42;  Isa.  10:6).  "It  is  remarkable,"  says  Porter,  "that  all 
  the  important  cities  of  Palestine  and  Syria  Samaria,  Caesarea, 
  Gerasa  Bozrah,  Damascus,  Palmyra,  had  their  'straight  streets' 
  running  through  the  centre  of  the  city,  and  lined  with  stately 
  rows  of  columns.  The  most  perfect  now  remaining  are  those  of 
  Palmyra  and  Gerasa  where  long  ranges  of  the  columns  still 
  stand.",  Through  Samaria,  etc 
 




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