What does strict mean?

Definitions for strict
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word strict.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, strictadjective

    rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

    "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

  2. hard-and-fast, strictadjective

    (of rules) stringently enforced

    "hard-and-fast rules"

  3. nonindulgent, strictadjective

    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

  4. rigid, strictadjective

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

  5. stern, strict, exactingadjective

    severe and unremitting in making demands

    "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"

Wiktionary

  1. strictadjective

    Strained; drawn close; tight.

    Etymology: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.

  2. strictadjective

    Tense; not relaxed.

    strict fiber

    Etymology: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.

  3. strictadjective

    Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.

    Etymology: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.

  4. strictadjective

    Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.

    very strict in observing the Sabbath

    Etymology: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.

  5. strictadjective

    Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.

    to understand words in a strict sense

    Etymology: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.

  6. strictadjective

    Upright, or straight and narrow; u2014 said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

    Etymology: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.

  7. strictadjective

    Severe in discipline.

    Etymology: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strictadjective

    strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature

  2. Strictadjective

    tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber

  3. Strictadjective

    exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention

  4. Strictadjective

    governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath

  5. Strictadjective

    rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense

  6. Strictadjective

    upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters

Freebase

  1. Strict

    In mathematical writing, the adjective strict is used to modify technical terms which have multiple meanings. It indicates that the exclusive meaning of the term is to be understood. The opposite is non-strict. This is often implicit but can be put explicitly for clarity. In some contexts the word "proper" is used as a mathematical synonym for "strict".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strict

    strikt, adj. exact: extremely nice: observing exact rules, regular: severe: restricted, taken strictly: thoroughly accurate: tense, stiff: closely intimate: absolute, unbroken: constricted.—n. Stric′tion.—adv. Strict′ly, narrowly, closely, rigorously, exclusively.—ns. Strict′ness; Strict′ure (surg.), an unnatural contraction, either congenital or acquired, of a mucous canal, such as the urethra, œsophagus, or intestine: an unfavourable criticism: censure: critical remark. [L. strictus, pa.p. of stringĕre, to draw tight. Cf. Strain and Stringent.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. strict

    Exact, severe, rigorous; the contrary to mild, indulgent. Hence, a strict officer. It is sometimes used in a bad sense, to signify a petulant, troublesome commander.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strict' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4432

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strict' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4584

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strict' in Adjectives Frequency: #523

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strict in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of strict in a Sentence

  1. Rodrigue Katembo:

    We need to have the same kind of strategies in place to combat illegal mining exploration in Virunga National Park and have the laws be respected like we did in Virunga, we need to have a support at national and international level.Hide Caption 11 of Rodrigue Katembo Photos : Protecting Africas oldest parkHe hopes to be able to develop ecological activities around the park's boundaries that will provide income for Virunga National Park local community. But due to lack of finance, there is only one truck to patrol over 4,000 square miles. Pictured, Rodrigue Katembo Katembo.Hide Caption 12 of 12 / * global CNN * /' use strict' ; jQuery( document). ready( function() { var galleryAdSlide = new CNN.AdSlide(' el __ gallery', false, CNN.contentModel.singletonFile) ; }) ; Rodrigue Katembo has loved wildlife since Rodrigue Katembo was young. But like many in the African nation, he has been touched by war. When he was 14 years old in 1989, Rodrigue Katembo was taken as a child soldier, during the Democratic Republic of Congo's long running armed conflict.He would remain a soldier for eight years in different rebel groups. After peace was briefly restored, he began work at Virunga, in 2003, protecting the land and healing the community.

  2. Mandy Watson:

    Koalas will be captured and assessed by veterinarians using strict health assessment protocols and anything that is found to be in poor condition or suffering will be humanely euthanized while it's under sedation.

  3. James A. Murphy III:

    mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice

  4. Bill Wehrum:

    I have, from day one, tried to be absolutely strict and assiduous as to what I do about complying with my ethical obligations.

  5. Mute Schimpf:

    The U.S. has strict liability for lawsuits, which we don't have so much in the EU ... Here, the sense is more wanting to minimize the risks.

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