Definitions for strictstrɪkt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word strict
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
closely conforming to requirements or principles:
a strict observance of rituals.
strict laws; a strict judge.
in the strict sense of the word.
narrowly or carefully limited:
a strict construction of the Constitution.
Archaic. drawn tight.
Origin of strict:
1570–80; < L strictus, ptp. of stringere to draw tight
rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
"rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
(of rules) stringently enforced
characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
incapable of compromise or flexibility
stern, strict, exacting(adj)
severe and unremitting in making demands
"an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
punishing people severely for not obeying rules or laws
strict drug laws; My teacher is very strict about not talking in class.
obeying the rules of a belief closely
a strict believer in limiting the federal government; a strict Catholic/Muslim/Jew
relating to the exact or true meaning of a word or words
a strict interpretation of the law; We're not conservative in the strictest sense of the word.
Strained; drawn close; tight.
Tense; not relaxed.
Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.
Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
very strict in observing the Sabbath
Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.
to understand words in a strict sense
Upright, or straight and narrow; u2014 said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
Severe in discipline.
Origin: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.
strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature
tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber
exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention
governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath
rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense
upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters
In mathematical writing, the adjective strict is used to modify technical terms which have multiple meanings. It indicates that the exclusive meaning of the term is to be understood. The opposite is non-strict. This is often implicit but can be put explicitly for clarity. In some contexts the word "proper" is used as a mathematical synonym for "strict".
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'strict' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4432
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'strict' among Written Corpus Frequency: #4584
Word rank popularity for 'strict' among Adjectives Frequency: #523
Translations for strict
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
severe, stern, and compelling obedience
This class needs a strict teacher; His parents were very strict with him; The school rules are too strict; strict orders.
- rígidoPortuguese (BR)
- přísný; striktníCzech
- estricto, severoSpanish
- sévère, strictFrench
- सख्त, कठोरHindi
- oštar, strogCroatian
- severo, rigidoItalian
- stingrs; nepiekāpīgsLatvian
- surowy, stanowczyPolish
- sever, strictRomanian
- sträng, striktSwedish
- katı, sertTurkish
- 嚴厲的Chinese (Trad.)
- суворий; вимогливийUkrainian
- شدید یا سختUrdu
- nghiêm khắcVietnamese
- 严历的Chinese (Simp.)
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