Definitions for Straitstreɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Strait
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
Origin: [OE. straight, streyt, streit, OF. estreit, estroit, F. troit, from L. strictus drawn together, close, tight, p. p. of stringere to draw tight. See 2nd Strait, and cf. Strict.]
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.
artist, strati, traits
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They've asked if we would accompany their flagged vessels through the strait.
Is cross-strait trade for the benefit of all Taiwanese or just for the rich class?
There is no reason to think the DPP will completely reject cross-strait agreements.
Nobody predicted this. It refocuses the voters on cross-strait relations, which always benefits KMT candidates.
The biggest threat to the cross-strait relationship is the separatists who are fighting for Taiwan’s independence.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مضيق, مختنقArabic
- Meerenge, Enge, StraßeGerman
- paso, aprieto, estrechoSpanish
- تنگه, تنگناPersian
- salmi, kiipeliFinnish
- caolScottish Gaelic
- מיצר, צרהHebrew
- stretto, strettaItalian
- 難局, 困難, 海峡, 苦境Japanese
- nauw, straatDutch
- sund, strede, strete, kanalNorwegian
- aperto, estreitoPortuguese
- ڳچي سمنڊSindhi
- škripac, tjesnacSerbo-Croatian
- chật hẹpVietnamese
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