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.]
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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
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
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- 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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