Definitions for Straitstreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strait, sound(noun)

    a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

  2. pass, strait, straits(adj)

    a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

  3. strait(adj)


    "strait is the gate"


  1. strait(Noun)

    A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water.

    The Strait of Gibraltar

  2. strait(Noun)

    A difficult position (often used in plural)

    To be in dire straits

  3. strait(Adjective)

    narrow; restricted as to space or room; close

  4. strait(Adjective)

    righteous, strict

    To follow the strait and narrow

  5. Origin: From streit, from estreit (modern form étroit), from strictus, perfect passive participle of stringo. Doublet of strict.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strait(adj)

    a variant of Straight

  2. Strait

    narrow; not broad

  3. Strait

    tight; close; closely fitting

  4. Strait

    close; intimate; near; familiar

  5. Strait

    strict; scrupulous; rigorous

  6. Strait

    difficult; distressful; straited

  7. Strait

    parsimonious; niggargly; mean

  8. Strait(adverb)

    strictly; rigorously

  9. Strait(adj)

    a narrow pass or passage

  10. Strait(adj)

    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

  11. Strait(adj)

    a neck of land; an isthmus

  12. Strait(adj)

    fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits

  13. Strait(verb)

    to put to difficulties

  14. 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.]


  1. Strait

    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.

Anagrams for Strait »

  1. artist, strati, traits

  2. Artist

  3. Strati

  4. Traits

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Warren:

    They've asked if we would accompany their flagged vessels through the strait.

  2. Ko Wen-je:

    Is cross-strait trade for the benefit of all Taiwanese or just for the rich class?

  3. Tsai Ming-hong:

    There is no reason to think the DPP will completely reject cross-strait agreements.

  4. Zhang Baohui:

    Nobody predicted this. It refocuses the voters on cross-strait relations, which always benefits KMT candidates.

  5. Yu Zhengsheng:

    The biggest threat to the cross-strait relationship is the separatists who are fighting for Taiwan’s independence.

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