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, strict(adj)

    rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

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

  2. hard-and-fast, strict(adj)

    (of rules) stringently enforced

    "hard-and-fast rules"

  3. nonindulgent, strict(adj)

    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

  4. rigid, strict(adj)

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

  5. stern, strict, exacting(adj)

    severe and unremitting in making demands

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

Wiktionary

  1. strict(Adjective)

    Strained; drawn close; tight.

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

  2. strict(Adjective)

    Tense; not relaxed.

    strict fiber

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

  3. strict(Adjective)

    Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.

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

  4. strict(Adjective)

    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. strict(Adjective)

    Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.

    to understand words in a strict sense

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

  6. strict(Adjective)

    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. strict(Adjective)

    Severe in discipline.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strict(adj)

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

  2. Strict(adj)

    tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber

  3. Strict(adj)

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

  4. Strict(adj)

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

  5. Strict(adj)

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

  6. Strict(adj)

    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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How to say strict in sign language?

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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. Somsak Piriyayota:

    The issue today is how do we change that land for shrimp back into mangroves, we've never been strict. The policy has allowed for them to live there, but the ecosystem is deteriorating, so we have to solve this problem, yet we have to give them the right to a livelihood as well.

  2. Carl T. Rowan, Jr.:

    Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family.

  3. Colin Greenwood:

    No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.

  4. Narendrara Modi:

    The incident concerning the killing of two innocent children in Bhavkhedi village in Shivpuri district is very heartbreaking, instructions for strict action against the accused and providing all possible help and protection of the family have been issued.

  5. Tomoko Murata:

    In dealing with police, prosecutors and courts, the law is so strict and a guilty verdict so difficult that the victim begins to suffer, the repercussions of such verdicts are huge.

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