What does straight mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word straight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight person, straightnoun

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

  2. straightnoun

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

  3. straightaway, straightadjective

    a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

  4. straight, consecutiveadjective

    successive (without a break)

    "sick for five straight days"

  5. straightadjective

    having no deviations

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

  6. straightadjective

    (of hair) having no waves or curls

    "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"

  7. straight, unbent, unbowedadjective

    erect in posture

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

  8. straightadjective

    in keeping with the facts

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

  9. straight, squareadjective

    characterized by honesty and fairness

    "straight dealing"; "a square deal"

  10. uncoiled, straightadjective

    no longer coiled

  11. straightadjective

    free from curves or angles

    "a straight line"

  12. straightadjective

    neatly arranged; not disorderly

    "the room is straight now"

  13. straightadjective

    not homosexual

  14. true, straightadjective

    accurately fitted; level

    "the window frame isn't quite true"

  15. square(a), straightforward, straightadjective

    without evasion or compromise

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

  16. neat, straight, full-strengthadjective

    without water

    "took his whiskey neat"

  17. straightadjective

    following a correct or logical method

    "straight reasoning"

  18. square, straightadverb

    rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

  19. directly, straight, directadverb

    without deviation

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

  20. directly, flat, straightadverb

    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. straightadverb

    in a straight line; in a direct course

    "the road runs straight"

Wiktionary

  1. straightnoun

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  2. straightnoun

    A heterosexual.

    My friends call straights "heteros".

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  3. straightnoun

    In poker, five cards in sequence.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  4. straightnoun

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  5. straightadverb

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  6. straightadverb

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

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  7. straightadverb

    Continuously; without interruption or pause.

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  8. straightadjective

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  9. straightadjective

    Stretched out; fully extended.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  10. straightadjective

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  11. straightadjective

    Free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  12. straightadjective

    Perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  13. straightadjective

    Direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  14. straightadjective

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  15. straightadjective

    In a row, in unbroken sequence.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  16. straightadjective

    In proper order; as it should be.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  17. straightadjective

    Of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  18. straightadjective

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

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  19. straightadjective

    Conventional, socially acceptable; unadventurous.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  20. straightadjective

    Not using alcohol, drugs etc.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

  21. straightadjective

    Heterosexual.

    Etymology: streght, the past participle of strechen, from streccan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straightadjective

    a variant of Strait, a

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  5. Straight

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

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

  6. Straight

    unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight

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

  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

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

  8. Straightadverb

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

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

  9. Straightnoun

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

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

  10. Straightverb

    to straighten

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

Freebase

  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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. straightnoun

    Okay.

  2. straightnoun

    Short for straight up, truly, used for emphasis. "Straight booty" or "straight wack".

  3. straightnoun

    Not gay.

Editors Contribution

  1. straight

    A line in a specific direction.

    The line was straight, neat and orderly.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  
  2. straight

    Tidy and neat.

    She does like to ensure her hair is straight going to the office.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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

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

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

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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. Michael Osterholm:

    This is time for straight talk.

  2. Keith Urban:

    I think Qaasim Middleton, who we used it on, kept delivering for the next few weeks and kept getting through, so I think it was a good use of the save. The eccentric Cook was a favorite, although maybe not the singer many predicted to go all the way. Some thought her performance of My Funny Valentine was not her best, and she wound up in the bottom two with Rayvon Owen. In the end, the Twitter save element saved Rayvon Owen, for a third straight week. I think hes in a dangerous place now.

  3. Scott Atlas:

    They come to me with all of their information, and then I help them decide - using deductive reasoning and the rest of the medical science that we have - what's going on with the patient, what is the management strategy here, i'm a total straight shooter.

  4. Novak Djokovic:

    It was very close even though it was a straight-set win, i was fortunate to hold my serve at the start of the match.

  5. Emily Knudsen:

    [Little Miracles] told us they had hit some road blocks. When I asked further questions they wouldn't give any straight answers.

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Translations for 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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