What does straight mean?

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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"


  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

  11. Origin: [OE. streit, properly p. p. of strecchen to stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend. See Stretch.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Straight

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. straight

    A passage connecting one part of a sea with another; as, the Straits of Gibraltar, of Sunda, of Dover, &c. This word is often written in the plural, but without competent reason.

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

How to pronounce straight?

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How to say straight in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of straight in a Sentence

  1. Bishal Rai:

    I'm heading straight home.

  2. The Union Valley Fire Department:

    To set the record straight.

  3. Officer Cleon Brown:

    I call it straight up racism.

  4. Frank White:

    It's a straight-up panic here.

  5. James Mitchell:

    You want to set the record straight.

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  • مُسْتَقِيمArabic
  • 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
  • सीधाHindi
  • heteró, őszinte, egyenes, sorHungarian
  • սթրիթ, ազնիվ, սթրեյթ, ուղիղArmenian
  • directeInterlingua
  • lurusIndonesian
  • 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
  • tōtikaMāori
  • искрен, отворен, право, чист, исправен, правилен, правMacedonian
  • heteroseksual, lurusMalay
  • ဖြောင့်, စင်းBurmese
  • rechtdoor, pure, puur, zoals het hoort, rechte, recht, straatDutch
  • kʼézdonNavajo, Navaho
  • dretOccitan
  • hetero, prosty, stritPolish
  • direto, puro, direito, straight, hétero, honesto, reta, reto, em linha retaPortuguese
  • dretgRomansh
  • dreptRomanian
  • стрейт, чистый, прямой, прямая, стрит, натурал, неразбавленный, нормальный, правильный, прямо, гетеросексуалRussian
  • diritu, deretu, daretu, drituSardinian
  • drejtëAlbanian
  • rak, hetero, raksträcka, stege, rakt fram, raka, strejt, heterosexuellSwedish
  • సూటిగా, తిన్నగాTelugu
  • прямийUkrainian
  • سیدھاUrdu
  • droetWalloon

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