street

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 [ˈstriːt]


WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
street - road - lane
‘street’
A street is a road in a town or large village, usually with houses or other buildings built alongside it.
The two men walked slowly down the street.
They went into the café across the street.
‘road’
Road is a very general word for a paved way in a town or between towns. You can use road in almost any context where street is used. For example, you can say ‘They walked down the street’ or ‘They walked down the road’. You can also use road for paved ways in the countryside.
The road to the airport was blocked.
They drove up a steep, twisting mountain road.
‘lane’
A lane is a narrow road, usually in the countryside.
There's a cottage at the end of the lane.
He rode his horse down a muddy lane.
A lane is also one of the parts of a large road such as a motorway, which has more than one line of traffic going in each direction.
She accelerated into the fast lane.
Are taxis allowed to use the bus lane?
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