from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of a series of lights that are usually attached to tall poles, are spaced at intervals along a public street or roadway, and are illuminated from dusk to dawn. Also called streetlamp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any large outdoor light used to illuminate a public area, usually urban.
  • n. The light produced by these lights.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lamp supported on a lamppost; for illuminating a street


street +‎ light (Wiktionary)


  • Let me just interject some here, when Sidney used the term streetlight, it's probably a different product than the area light. Home Page

  • The simple concept of changing the outlook of something so ordinary as a streetlight is genial – the way Lovegrove did it is astonishing.

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  • They're completely dark — it's night by now — and only the streetlight is spraying a little bit of illumination into the room, barely enough to see by.

    Poor Devil

  • The sun has already gone down when a "streetlight," "headlight" and "porch light" provide all the light there is a small-town neighborhood.

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  • The collapsable metal box resembles the kind of streetside sheds that commonly house electrical devices such as streetlight controls, new-age parking meters, and small generators.

    Cool Hunting

  • i got the book in my hands, and it isn't really clear if it's day or night because of the way the sky is colored/shaded. the only clue is one picture of a streetlight which is not on, therefore - daytime. yes, there isn't the same group of onlookers, but like does it matter said, this could be prep. orange cinema

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  • My grasp on the sword went limp, the angle of the blade catching the streetlight and making the blood shine.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • The most advertising we had previously seen was an ad in L.A. Weekly or a flyer posted on a notice board outside a club or pinned to a streetlight.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The curved silhouette of a woman hovered just outside the streetlight, the ambiance brushing over her skin in sickly yellow hues.

    Brush of Darkness

  • The sign hanging from the shutter of the Pit creaked lightly in the breeze, the faded paint gleaming under the dim streetlight.

    Brush of Darkness

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