What does Strait mean?

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strait

    strāt, adj. difficult: distressful: (obs. strict, rigorous: narrow, so in B.).—n. a narrow pass in a mountain, or in the ocean between two portions of land: difficulty, distress.—v.t. to stretch, tighten: to distress.—v.t. Strait′en, to make strait or narrow: to confine: to draw tight: to distress: to put into difficulties.—adjs. Straight′-heart′ed, stingy; Strait′-laced, rigid or narrow in opinion.—adv. Strait′ly, narrowly: (B.) strictly.—ns. Strait′ness, state of being strait or narrow: strictness: (B.) distress or difficulty; Strait′-waist′coat, Strait′-jack′et, a dress made with long sleeves, which are tied behind, so that the arms are confined. [O. Fr. estreit, estrait (Fr. étroit)—L. strictus, pa.p. of stringĕre, to draw tight.]

Anagrams for Strait »

  1. artist, strati, traits

  2. Artist

  3. Strati

  4. Traits


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strait in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strait in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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. Jeff Yang:

    We think this has affected cross-strait ties even though China sees this as a joint effort fighting crime.

  5. Zhang Baohui:

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

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