What is Main Street?

  • (noun): Street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town.
    Synonyms: high street
    See also — Additional definitions below

Main Street

Main Street is the metonym for a generic street name (and often the official name) of the primary retail street of a village, town or small city in many parts of the world. It is usually a focal point for shops and retailers in the central business district, and is most often used in reference to retailing and socializing.

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Scott Owens (poet) - Works
... with Photographer Clayton Joe Young (2012) Something Knows the Moment (Main Street Rag, 2011) The Nature of Attraction, collaboration with Pris Campbell (Main ...
Main Street, Letterkenny - Services - Shopping Centres
... The Courtyard Shopping Centre has an entrance close to the midpoint of Letterkenny's Main Street ... in central Letterkenny, close to the Library and Arts Centre on the Lower Main Street side and the Bank of Ireland on the Upper Main Street side, it also overlooks ... spirally on a slope so, if approached from the Main Street entrance, the visitor, when making their way through the complex, descends into the ground via a series of ...
Southport Historic District (Fairfield, Connecticut) - Gallery: Other
46 Station Street Connecticut Bank, Mill River Branch, 227 Main Street Francis Jelliff House, 212 Center Street Henry Perry House, 45 Westway Road John Hoyt Perry ... Southport Harbor, Mill River Southport Savings Bank, 226 Main Street Wakeman B ...
Sagamore Mill No. 2
... Main Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. 1 and 3 are located on nearby Ace Street ... The North Main Street mill was later occupied by Joan Fabrics (later known as Main Street Textiles) until 2001, when it opened a huge new plant in the city's industrial park ...
St. Lunaire-Griquet - Culture and Sights
... There is a school with a public library in Main Street ... It is opposite the Town Hall on Main Street ... models of ships and lighthouses was erected in Main Street as well ...

More definitions of "Main Street":

  • (noun): Any small town (or the people who inhabit it); generally used to represent parochialism and materialism (after a novel by Sinclair Lewis).
    Example: "Main Street will never vote for a liberal politician"

Famous quotes containing the words street and/or main:

    The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    Sinclair Lewis is the perfect example of the false sense of time of the newspaper world.... [ellipsis in source] He was always dominated by an artificial time when he wrote Main Street.... He did not create actual human beings at any time. That is what makes it newspaper. Sinclair Lewis is the typical newspaperman and everything he says is newspaper. The difference between a thinker and a newspaperman is that a thinker enters right into things, a newspaperman is superficial.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)