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

  • n. The controlling financial interests of the United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. : American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole, or by extension, big-business interests.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A street towards the southern end of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, extending from Broadway to the East River; -- so called from the old wall which extended along it when the city belonged to the Dutch. It is the chief financial center of the United States, hence the name is often used for the money market and the financial interests of the country; -- in American financial publications, also referred to as the street.

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

  • n. a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance
  • n. used to allude to the securities industry of the United States


After Wall Street in New York City.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the name of a street located in Manhattan, where many financial institutions are located. (Wiktionary)


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