A public way or thoroughfare in a city or town, usually with a sidewalk or sidewalks. Such a public way considered apart from the sidewalks: Don't play in the street. A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it: lives on a quiet street. The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street: The whole street protested the new parking regulations. A district, such as Wall Street in New York City, that is identified with a specific profession. Often used with the. The streets of a city viewed as the scene of crime, poverty, or dereliction. The common public viewed as a repository of public attitudes and understanding. Near or giving passage to a street: a street door. Taking place in the street: a street brawl; street crime. Living or making a living on the streets: street people; a street vendor. Performing on the street: street musicians; a street juggler. Crude; vulgar: street language; street humor. Appropriate for wear or use in public: street clothes. on Without a job; idle. on Without a home; homeless. on Out of prison; at liberty.