Definitions for Straitstreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Often, straits. (used with a sing. v.) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water.
Often, straits. a position of difficulty, distress, or need.
Archaic. a narrow passage or area.
confined in area.
strict, as in requirements or principles.
Origin of strait:
1150–1200; ME streit < OF estreit < L strictus, ptp. of stringere to bind; cf. strain1
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
pass, strait, straits(adj)
a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
"strait is the gate"
A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
The Strait of Gibraltar
A difficult position (often used in plural)
To be in dire straits
narrow; restricted as to space or room; close
To follow the strait and narrow
Origin: From streit, from estreit (modern form étroit), from strictus, perfect passive participle of stringo. Doublet of strict.
a variant of Straight
narrow; not broad
tight; close; closely fitting
close; intimate; near; familiar
strict; scrupulous; rigorous
difficult; distressful; straited
parsimonious; niggargly; mean
a narrow pass or passage
a (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw
a neck of land; an isthmus
fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits
to put to difficulties
A strait is a narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger, navigable bodies of water. It most commonly refers to a channel of water that lies between two land masses, but it may also refer to a navigable channel through a body of water that is otherwise not navigable, for example because it is too shallow, or because it contains an unnavigable reef or archipelago.
Translations for Strait
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often in plural) a narrow strip of sea between two pieces of land
the straits of Gibraltar; the Bering Strait.
- estreitoPortuguese (BR)
- úžina, průlivCzech
- die MeerengeGerman
- stræde; sundDanish
- πορθμός, στενό, στενάGreek
- (mjótt) sundIcelandic
- jūras šaurumsLatvian
- strede, sundNorwegian
- úžina, prielivSlovak
- 海峽Chinese (Trad.)
- پانی کے دو قطعات کو ملانے والا راستہUrdu
- eo biểnVietnamese
- 海峡Chinese (Simp.)
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