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.
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- 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
Let me just interject some here, when Sidney used the term streetlight, it's probably a different product than the area light.
The simple concept of changing the outlook of something so ordinary as a streetlight is genial – the way Lovegrove did it is astonishing.
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.
The sun has already gone down when a "streetlight," "headlight" and "porch light" provide all the light there is a small-town neighborhood.
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.
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
My grasp on the sword went limp, the angle of the blade catching the streetlight and making the blood shine.
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.
The curved silhouette of a woman hovered just outside the streetlight, the ambiance brushing over her skin in sickly yellow hues.
The sign hanging from the shutter of the Pit creaked lightly in the breeze, the faded paint gleaming under the dim streetlight.