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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. used to allude to the securities industry of the United States;
[syn: Wall Street, the Street]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] 1. Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses. [1913 Webster] He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto the field. --Coverdale. [1913 Webster] At home or through the high street passing. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: In an extended sense, street designates besides the roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border the thoroughfare. [1913 Webster] His deserted mansion in Duke Street. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. the roadway of a street[1], as distinguished from the sidewalk; as, children playing in the street. [PJC] 3. the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole street knew about their impending divorce. [PJC] 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. on the street, (a) homeless. (b) unemployed. (a) not in prison, or released from prison; the murderer is still on the street. Street Arab, Street broker, etc. See under Arab, Broker, etc. Street door, a door which opens upon a street, or is nearest the street. street person, a homeless person; a vagrant. [1913 Webster +PJC] Syn: See Way. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wall Street \Wall Street\ A street towards the southern end of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, extending from Broadway to the East River; -- so called from the old wall which extended along it when the city belonged to the Dutch. It is the chief financial center of the United States, hence the name is often used for the money market and the financial interests of the country; -- in American financial publications, also referred to as the street. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

the Street n 1: used to allude to the securities industry of the United States [syn: Wall Street, the Street]