main street definition

  • noun:
    • The principal road of a small town.
    • The residents of small towns regarded as friends.
    • somewhere that represents narrowness of view and smug complacency.
    • a principal thoroughfare, usually one out of a little town getting the largest focus of retail businesses.
    • The attitudes, environment, or life style of a little city; -- typically capitalized, and sometimes used attributively.
    • street that functions as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
    • any small town (or even the those who inhabit it); generally speaking regularly portray parochialism and materialism (after a novel by Sinclair Lewis)

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