street fighting meaning, street fighting definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Collins

street

  

      n  
1   
a    cap when part of a name   a public road that is usually lined with buildings, esp. in a town  
Oxford Street     
b    (as modifier)  
a street directory     
2    the buildings lining a street  
3    the part of the road between the pavements, used by vehicles  
4    the people living, working, etc., in a particular street  
5    modifier   of or relating to the urban counterculture  
street style, street drug     
6    man in the street   an ordinary or average citizen  
7    on the streets  
a    earning a living as a prostitute  
b    homeless  
8    (right) up one's street  
Informal   (just) what one knows or likes best  
9    streets ahead of  
Informal   superior to, more advanced than, etc.  
10    streets apart  
Informal   markedly different  
      vb   tr  
11      (Austral)   to outdistance  
     (Old English stræt, from Latin via strata paved way (strata, from stratus, past participle of sternere to stretch out); compare Old Frisian strete, Old High German straza; see stratus)  


Bay Street  
      n     (in Canada)  
1    the financial centre of Toronto, in which Canada's largest stock exchange is situated  
2    the financial interests and powers of Toronto  
Bow Street runner  
      n   (in Britain from 1749 to 1829) an officer at Bow Street magistrates' court, London, whose duty was to pursue and arrest criminals  
Carey Street  
      n  
1    (formerly) the street in which the London bankruptcy court was situated  
2    the state of bankruptcy  
Collins Street Farmer  
      n     (Austral)  
slang   a businessman who invests in farms, land, etc.,   (Also called)    Pitt Street Farmer  
     (C20: after a principal business street in Melbourne)  
Downing Street  
      n  
1    a street in W central London, in Westminster: official residences of the British prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer  
2    Informal   the prime minister or the British Government  
     (named after Sir George Downing (1623--84), English statesman)  
Easy Street  
      n   sometimes not caps  
Informal   a state of financial security  
Fleet Street  
      n  
1    a street in central London in which many newspaper offices were formerly situated  
2    British journalism or journalists collectively  
Grub Street  
      n  
1    a former street in London frequented by literary hacks and needy authors  
2    the world or class of literary hacks, etc.  
      adj     (also)   
  Grubstreet  
3    sometimes not cap   relating to or characteristic of hack literature  
Harley Street  
      n   a street in central London famous for its large number of medical specialists' consulting rooms  
High Street   often not caps  
      n   usually preceded by: the  
1      (Brit)   the main street of a town, usually where the principal shops are situated  
2    the market constituted by the general public  
3    modifier   geared to meet the requirements of, and readily available for purchase by, the general public  
High-Street fashion     
Kármán vortex street  
      n   a regular stream of vortices shed from a body placed in a fluid stream: investigated by Kármán who advanced a formula for the frequency of the shed vortices in terms of the stream velocity and the dimensions of the body  
   See also       vortex street  
     (named after Theodore Von Kármán (1881--1963), Hungarian-born engineer)  
Lombard Street  
      n   the British financial and banking world  
     (C16: from a street in London once occupied by Lombard bankers)  
man in the street  
      n   the typical or ordinary person, esp. as a hypothetical unit in statistics  
off-street  
      adj   located away from a street  
off-street parking     
Pitt Street Farmer  
      n     (Austral)  
slang      another name for       Collins Street Farmer  
     (C20: after a principal business street in Sydney, Australia)  
Queen Street Farmer  
      n     (N.Z)   a businessman who runs a farm, often for a tax loss  
     (from Queen Street, the main business street in Auckland)  
queer street  
      n   sometimes caps  
Informal   a difficult situation, such as debt or bankruptcy (in the phrase in queer street)  
side street  
      n   a minor or unimportant street, esp. one leading off a main thoroughfare  
street Arab  
      n  
Literary and old-fashioned   a homeless child, esp. one who survives by begging and stealing; urchin  
street credibility  
      n   a convincing command or display of the style, fashions, knowledge, etc., associated with urban counterculture,   (Often shortened to)    street cred  
  street-credible      adj  
street cry  
      n   often pl   the cry of a street hawker  
street door  
      n   the door of a house that opens onto the street  
street furniture  
      n   pieces of equipment, such as streetlights and pillar boxes, placed in the street for the benefit of the public  
street piano  
      n      another name for       barrel organ  
street theatre  
      n   dramatic entertainments performed esp. in shopping precincts  
street value  
      n   the monetary worth of a commodity, usually an illicit commodity such as a drug, considered as the price it would fetch when sold to the ultimate user  
Threadneedle Street  
      n   a street in the City of London famous for its banks, including the Bank of England, known as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street  
vortex street  
      n   a regular stream of vortices or parallel streams of vortices carried downstream by the flow of a fluid over a body. These are sometimes made visible by vapour condensation as in the vortex trails from the wing tips of an aeroplane  
   See also       Kármán vortex street       vortex shedding  
Wall Street  
      n   a street in lower Manhattan, New York, where the Stock Exchange and major banks are situated, regarded as the embodiment of American finance  
Wardour Street  
      n  
1    a street in Soho where many film companies have their London offices: formerly noted for shops selling antiques and mock antiques  
2    Wardour Street English   affectedly archaic speech or writing  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
go out in the street to protest
n.
an activist fighting for civil rights
n.
(Abbreviation) World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
WFP is funded entirely by voluntary donations. wfp.org

head

Reverso Community

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
Advertising
"Collins English Dictionary 5th Edition first published in 2000 © HarperCollins Publishers 1979, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"