What does straight mean?

Definitions for straight
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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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. straight(Noun)

    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. straight(Noun)

    A heterosexual.

    My friends call straights "heteros".

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

  3. straight(Noun)

    In poker, five cards in sequence.

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

  4. straight(Noun)

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

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

  5. straight(Adverb)

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

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

  6. straight(Adverb)

    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. straight(Adverb)

    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. straight(Adjective)

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

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

  9. straight(Adjective)

    Stretched out; fully extended.

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

  10. straight(Adjective)

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

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

  11. straight(Adjective)

    Free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding.

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

  12. straight(Adjective)

    Perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique.

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

  13. straight(Adjective)

    Direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward.

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

  14. straight(Adjective)

    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. straight(Adjective)

    In a row, in unbroken sequence.

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

  16. straight(Adjective)

    In proper order; as it should be.

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

  17. straight(Adjective)

    Of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat.

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

  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.

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

  19. straight(Adjective)

    Conventional, socially acceptable; unadventurous.

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

  20. straight(Adjective)

    Not using alcohol, drugs etc.

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

  21. straight(Adjective)

    Heterosexual.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straight(adj)

    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. Straight(adverb)

    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. 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

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

  10. Straight(verb)

    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. straight(noun)

    Okay.

  2. straight(noun)

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

  3. straight(noun)

    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  

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

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Numerology

  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. Donald Trump:

    I know where she went, it's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it, no, it's too disgusting. Don't say it, it's disgusting, let's not talk, we want to be very, very straight up.

  2. Jens David Ohlin:

    I think it in one sense it is bad news for Trump and it is good news for people who want a robust investigation because Mueller is definitely a straight shooter and he has a good reputation as an FBI director, it means that the investigation goes on. It is not going to be stopped and it also means that the Deputy Attorney General doesn't want to do Trump's bidding on this.

  3. Sofie Khan:

    The emotion, the energy, look at all the people coming out. Black, white, Asian, gay, straight -- the whole vibe of the people who were all there in love.

  4. President Trump:

    I would imagine [Barr] would want to see this. ... Iwould certainly defer to the attorney general, and well see what he says about it, he calls em straight.

  5. Athena Athena:

    Every time my mind wanders ,it wanders straight to you

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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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