Definitions for straightstreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

straightstreɪt(adj.; adv.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)without a bend, angle, wave, or curve.

  2. exactly vertical or horizontal.

  3. (of a line) generated by a point moving at a constant velocity with respect to another point.

  4. evenly or uprightly formed or set:

    straight shoulders.

  5. direct in character; candid:

    straight talk.

  6. honest; honorable; upright.

  7. reliable; factual; objective:

    straight reportage.

  8. cogent; rational:

    straight thinking.

  9. being in the proper order or condition.

  10. continuous; unbroken:

    in straight succession.

  11. thoroughgoing; complete:

    a straight liberal.

  12. supporting all candidates of one political party:

    voted a straight ticket.

    Category: Government

  13. adhering to the suitable conventions:

    a straight comedy.

  14. Informal. heterosexual. traditional; conventional. free from using narcotics. not engaged in crime; law-abiding; reformed.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  15. undiluted; unmixed:

    straight whiskey.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  16. (adv.)in a straight line:

    to walk straight.

  17. in or into an even or proper condition or position:

    pictures hung straight; to put a room straight.

  18. in an erect posture:

    Stand straight.

  19. directly:

    Go straight home.

  20. frankly; candidly (often fol. by out).

  21. honestly; virtuously:

    to live straight.

  22. in possession of truth or facts:

    to set someone straight.

  23. without embellishment:

    Tell the story straight.

  24. (n.)the condition of being straight.

  25. a straight form, part, or position.

  26. Informal. a heterosexual. a person who follows conventional mores.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  27. a sequence of five consecutive cards of various suits.

    Category: Games

Idioms for straight:

  1. straight up,served without ice:

    a martini straight up.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking, Idiom

Origin of straight:

1250–1300; (adj.); orig. ptp. of ME strecchen to stretch


Princeton's WordNet

  1. heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight person, straight(noun)

    a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex

  2. straight(noun)

    a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

  3. straightaway, straight(adj)

    a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

  4. straight, consecutive(adj)

    successive (without a break)

    "sick for five straight days"

  5. straight(adj)

    having no deviations

    "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"

  6. straight(adj)

    (of hair) having no waves or curls

    "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"

  7. straight, unbent, unbowed(adj)

    erect in posture

    "sit straight"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"

  8. straight(adj)

    in keeping with the facts

    "set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report"

  9. straight, square(adj)

    characterized by honesty and fairness

    "straight dealing"; "a square deal"

  10. uncoiled, straight(adj)

    no longer coiled

  11. straight(adj)

    free from curves or angles

    "a straight line"

  12. straight(adj)

    neatly arranged; not disorderly

    "the room is straight now"

  13. straight(adj)

    not homosexual

  14. true, straight(adj)

    accurately fitted; level

    "the window frame isn't quite true"

  15. square(a), straightforward, straight(adj)

    without evasion or compromise

    "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"

  16. neat, straight, full-strength(adj)

    without water

    "took his whiskey neat"

  17. straight(adj)

    following a correct or logical method

    "straight reasoning"

  18. square, straight(adverb)

    rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

  19. directly, straight, direct(adverb)

    without deviation

    "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"

  20. directly, flat, straight(adverb)

    in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly

    "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"

  21. straight(adverb)

    in a straight line; in a direct course

    "the road runs straight"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. straight(adjective)ɪt

    not bending or curving

    a straight line; The road was straight.

  2. straightɪt

    correctly positioned, not leaning

    Move the post so that it's straight.

  3. straightɪt

    honest and truthful

    Just be straight with me - do I look ridiculous?

  4. straightɪt

    one after the other without a pause; = consecutive

    a business with three straight years of sales growth

  5. straightɪt


    Is he straight or gay do you think?

  6. straightɪt

    to make sure sth is understood

    Let's get this straight first - I am not paying for this.

  7. straight(adverb)ɪt

    in a straight line, without turning or curving

    The cows were running straight at us.

  8. straightɪt

    without stopping

    Go straight home.

  9. straightɪt

    immediately; = now

    She went straight to the principal.; He left straight after the show.

  10. straightɪt

    one after the other without a pause; = consecutive

    I slept for 12 hours straight.

  11. straightɪt

    in the correct position, not leaning

    Stand up straight.


  1. straight(Noun)

    A part of a racecourse, running track or other road etc that is not curved.

  2. straight(Noun)

    A heterosexual.

    My friends call straights "heteros".

  3. straight(Noun)

    In poker, five cards in sequence.

  4. straight(Noun)

    A cigarette, particularly one containing tobacco instead of marijuana. Also straighter.

  5. straight(Adverb)

    Of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line.

  6. straight(Adverb)

    Of movement or travel, directly; without pause, delay or detour.

    On arriving at work, he went straight to his office.

  7. straight(Adverb)

    Continuously; without interruption or pause.

    He claims he can hold his breath for three minutes straight.

  8. straight(Adjective)

    Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length.

  9. straight(Adjective)

    Stretched out; fully extended.

  10. straight(Adjective)

    Of a path, trajectory etc.: direct, undeviating.

  11. straight(Adjective)

    Free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding.

  12. straight(Adjective)

    Perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique.

  13. straight(Adjective)

    Direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward.

  14. straight(Adjective)

    Describing the sets in a match of which the winner did not lose a single set.

  15. straight(Adjective)

    In a row, in unbroken sequence.

  16. straight(Adjective)

    In proper order; as it should be.

  17. straight(Adjective)

    Of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat.

  18. straight(Adjective)

    Describing the bat as held so as not to incline to either side; on, or near a line running between the two wickets.

  19. straight(Adjective)

    Conventional, socially acceptable; unadventurous.

  20. straight(Adjective)

    Not using alcohol, drugs etc.

  21. straight(Adjective)


  22. Origin: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straight(adj)

    a variant of Strait, a

  2. Straight

    right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating or crooked; as, a straight line or course; a straight piece of timber

  3. Straight

    approximately straight; not much curved; as, straight ribs are such as pass from the base of a leaf to the apex, with a small curve

  4. Straight

    composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush

  5. Straight

    conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing

  6. Straight

    unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight

  7. Straight

    making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party; as, a straight Republican; a straight Democrat; also, containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others; as, a straight ballot

  8. Straight(adverb)

    in a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark

  9. Straight(noun)

    a hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush

  10. Straight(verb)

    to straighten


  1. Straight

    Straight??!! is rock band The Dogs D'Amour's fifth studio album, it was released in the year 1990. It entered the UK Albums Chart at #32. Notably this album is the last Dogs D'Amour recording to feature the 'classic' line-up of Tyla, Steve James, Jo Dog and Bam, as the band would break up onstage in 1991. The album spawned three singles; "Victims Of Success", "Empty World" and "Back On The Juice", all of which reached the top 100 of the UK Singles Chart, the first of which was a Top 40 hit.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2013

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #849

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Adverbs Frequency: #150

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Adjectives Frequency: #418

Translations for straight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not bent or curved

a straight line; straight (= not curly) hair; That line is not straight.

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