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  • proper n. the generic street name (and often the official name) of the primary retail street of a village, town, or small city in the United States, Canada, Ireland, some parts of Scotland and also in some countries in central Europe.
  • proper n. the interests of everyday working-class people and small business owners.


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  • There's talk out in the linguasphere about the term Main Street, used so often nowadays on both sides of the political aisle.

    The Greenbelt

  • And so I think what you're really going to see is, going forward, there is going to be a public, you know, concern about the difference between Wall Street and Main Street, which is going to be a real question that needs to be answered.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2009

  • We're standing here on Main Street, which is one of the hardest hit areas in town.

    CNN Transcript Aug 25, 2007

  • But as he turned out of Main Street, which is the principal thoroughfare, into

    The Thunders of Silence

  • The town -- out beyond Main Street, which is always dreary and ugly with tin gorgons on the cornices -- the town is a great grove springing from a bluegrass sod, with porch boxes making flecks of colour among the vines; cannas and elephant ears and foliage plants rise from the wide lawns; and children bloom like moving flowers all through the picture.

    In Our Town

  • The post office is located on Main Street, which is also U.S. Route 191. - News

  • "Casto is proud to have played a key role in the launch and early development of Main Street, which is now positioned for future growth," said Brett Hutchens, president of Casto Southeast, in a release.

    Boston Business News - Local Boston News | Boston Business Journal

  • A $9-million project at Grace Hospital commenced in February as well as a $4-million section of a new MPI claims centre on Main Street, which is one element of $35-million worth of new construction MPI has on the books for three new centres in Winnipeg and another in Selkirk.


  • Main Street, which is based in Hays, Kan., was founded in 1999 and specializes in variable and indexed annuities, along with insurance. Latest Headlines

  • Antiques vendors will set up along Main Street, which is the Lincoln Highway through town.

    Lincoln Highway News

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