high street

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See also: highstreet and High Street

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From Middle English high strete, highestrete, haye-strete, hye strete, heiȝe strete, from Old English hēahstrǣt (high road), equivalent to high +‎ street.

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high street (plural high streets)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, parts of New England) The main street of any town.
  2. (Britain, Ireland) Mainstream shops, banks, etc. that can be found on such a street, in contrast to more specialist shops and services.
  3. (Britain) Physical, bricks and mortar shops, in contrast to Internet shops.

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