heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight person, straight(noun)
a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
successive (without a break)
"sick for five straight days"
having no deviations
"straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
(of hair) having no waves or curls
"her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
straight, unbent, unbowed(adj)
erect in posture
"sit straight"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"
in keeping with the facts
"set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report"
characterized by honesty and fairness
"straight dealing"; "a square deal"
no longer coiled
free from curves or angles
"a straight line"
neatly arranged; not disorderly
"the room is straight now"
accurately fitted; level
"the window frame isn't quite true"
square(a), straightforward, straight(adj)
without evasion or compromise
"a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"
neat, straight, full-strength(adj)
"took his whiskey neat"
following a correct or logical method
rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
directly, straight, direct(adverb)
"the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
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"
in a straight line; in a direct course
"the road runs straight"
A part of a racecourse, running track or other road etc that is not curved.
My friends call straights "heteros".
In poker, five cards in sequence.
A cigarette, particularly one containing tobacco instead of marijuana. Also straighter.
Of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line.
Of movement or travel, directly; without pause, delay or detour.
On arriving at work, he went straight to his office.
Continuously; without interruption or pause.
He claims he can hold his breath for three minutes straight.
Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length.
Stretched out; fully extended.
Of a path, trajectory etc.: direct, undeviating.
Free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding.
Perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique.
Direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward.
Describing the sets in a match of which the winner did not lose a single set.
In a row, in unbroken sequence.
In proper order; as it should be.
Of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat.
Describing the bat as held so as not to incline to either side; on, or near a line running between the two wickets.
Conventional, socially acceptable; unadventurous.
Not using alcohol, drugs etc.
Origin: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.
a variant of Strait, a
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
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
composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush
conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing
unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor 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
in a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark
a hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush
Origin: [OE. streit, properly p. p. of strecchen to stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend. See Stretch.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strāt, adj. direct: being in a right line: not crooked: nearest: upright: free from disorder: honourable, fair: unqualified, out-and-out: consisting of a sequence at poker: (slang) undiluted, neat, as a dram of whisky, &c., direct, authoritative, reliable.—adv. immediately: in the shortest time.—v.t. to straighten.—n. Straight′-arch, an arch in the form of two sides of an isosceles triangle.—adjs. Straight′away, straight forward; Straight′-cut, cut lengthwise of the leaf, of tobacco.—n. Straight′-edge, a narrow board or piece of metal having one edge perfectly straight for applying to a surface to ascertain whether it be exactly even.—v.t. Straight′en, to make straight.—ns. Straight′ener, one who, or that which, straightens; Straight′-face, a sober, unsmiling face.—adv. Straight′forth directly: henceforth.—adj. Straightfor′ward, going forward in a straight course: honest: open: downright.—adv. Straightfor′wardly.—n. Straightfor′wardness, direction in a straight course: undeviating rectitude.—adv. Straight′ly, tightly: closely.—n. Straight′ness, narrowness: tightness.—adjs. Straight′-out, out-and-out; Straight′-pight (Shak.), straight, erect.—adv. Straight′way, directly: immediately: without loss of time. [A.S. streht, pa.p. of streccan, to stretch.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2013
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #849
Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Adverbs Frequency: #150
Rank popularity for the word 'straight' in Adjectives Frequency: #418
The numerical value of straight in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of straight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What does education often do It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
I just don’t think I can stand there and celebrate any aspect of this institution and keep a straight face.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
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Translations for straight
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- escalaCatalan, Valencian
- čistý, rovinka, přímý, přímo, postupkaCzech
- Straße, hetero, unverdünnt, aufrichtig, aufrecht, gerade, geradeausGerman
- ευθύς, ίσιος, κέντα, σκέτοςGreek
- malgeja, rektaEsperanto
- hetero, convencional, derecho, liso, recto, directo, francoSpanish
- رک, مستقیمPersian
- suora, hetero, raaka, järjestys, heteroseksuaali, suoraan, laimentamaton, kunto, vilpitön, rehellinenFinnish
- tout droit, hétéro, pure, droit, pur, comme il faut, rectiligne, quinte, directement, ligne droiteFrench
- sraith, díreachIrish
- dìreachScottish Gaelic
- heteró, őszinte, egyenes, sorHungarian
- սթրիթ, ազնիվ, սթրեյթ, ուղիղArmenian
- röð, beinnIcelandic
- eterosessuale, senza preamboli, diretto, retto, convenzionale, in linea, non innacquato, liscio, dritto, rettilineo, puroItalian
- 実直な, 真直ぐ, ストレート, 直線, ノンケの, 直列の, ストレートの, 真っすぐにJapanese
- gerode, riichtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- искрен, отворен, право, чист, исправен, правилен, правMacedonian
- heteroseksual, lurusMalay
- ဖြောင့်, စင်းBurmese
- rechtdoor, pure, puur, zoals het hoort, rechte, recht, straatDutch
- kʼézdonNavajo, Navaho
- hetero, prosty, stritPolish
- direto, puro, direito, straight, hétero, honesto, reta, reto, em linha retaPortuguese
- стрейт, чистый, прямой, прямая, стрит, натурал, неразбавленный, нормальный, правильный, прямо, гетеросексуалRussian
- diritu, deretu, daretu, drituSardinian
- rak, hetero, raksträcka, stege, rakt fram, raka, strejt, heterosexuellSwedish
- సూటిగా, తిన్నగాTelugu
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