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 for street
From 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.
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              He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto
              the field.                            --Coverdale.
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              At home or through the high street passing.
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     Note: In an extended sense, street designates besides the
           roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border
           the thoroughfare.
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                 His deserted mansion in Duke Street. --Macaulay.
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     2. the roadway of a street[1], as distinguished from the
        sidewalk; as, children playing in the street.
     3. the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole
        street knew about their impending divorce.
     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.
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     Syn: See Way.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: 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 Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "street":
     Autobahn, US highway, alley, alleyway, arterial, arterial highway,
     arterial street, artery, autoroute, autostrada, avenue,
     belt highway, blind alley, boulevard, bypass, byway, camino real,
     carriageway, causeway, causey, chaussee, circle, circumferential,
     close, concourse, corduroy road, county road, court, crescent,
     cul-de-sac, dead-end street, dike, dirt road, drag, drive,
     driveway, expressway, freeway, gravel road, highroad, highway,
     highways and byways, interstate highway, lane, local road,
     main drag, main road, mews, motorway, parkway, passage, path, pave,
     paved road, pike, place, plank road, primary highway, private road,
     right-of-way, ring road, road, roadbed, roadway, route nationale,
     row, royal road, secondary road, speedway, state highway,
     superhighway, terrace, thoroughfare, through street, thruway,
     toll road, township road, track, turnpike, way, wynd

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  STREET. A road in a village or city. In common parlance the word street is 
  equivalent to highway. 4 Serg. & Rawle, 108. 
       2. A permission to the public for the space of eight, or even of six 
  years, to use a street without bar or impediment, is evidence from which a 
  dedication to the public maybe inferred. 11 East, R. 376; See 2 N. Hamp. 
  513; 4 B. & A. 447; 3 East, R. 294; 1 Law Intell. 134; 2 Smith's Lead. Cas. 
  94, n.; 2 Pick. R. 162; 2 Verm. R. 480; 5 Taunt. R. 125; S. C. 1 E. C. L. R. 
  34; 4 Camp. R. 169; 1 Camp. R. 260: 7 B. & C. 257; S. C. 14 E. C. L. R. 39; 
  5 B & Ald. 454; S. C. 7 E. C. L. R. 159; 1 Blackf. 44; 2 Wend. 472; 8 Wend. 
  85; 11 Wend. 486; 6 Pet. 431; 1 Paige, 510; and the article Dedication. 

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