Definition of high street in English:

high street

Syllabification: high street


  • 1The main street of a town, especially as the traditional site for most stores, banks, and other businesses.
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    • A campaign to save local shops and businesses in the high streets of Scotland's towns will be launched this week.
    • There are few high streets in any town which do not have their coffee shops.
    • Whilst out shopping in my local high street I glanced through the window of the newly opened gym.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] (Of retail goods) catering to the needs of the ordinary public: high-street fashion
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    • The retailer specialises in ‘affordable fashion’ for the high-street market.
    • A dermatology professor I know maintains that high-street products are often no worse than posh ones, so I would start cheap and work up.
    • I would never now buy high-street jeans, although I do still go to Topshop for some colour block T-shirts, and I pick up the odd belt in Gap.

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