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Meaning of WALL STREET

Pronunciation:  'wâl street

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance
 
 Synonyms: Wall St.
 
 See Also: Manhattan, street

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wall Street\
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.

 

 

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