What does strict mean?

Definitions for strict
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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. Jutiar Adil:

    The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact [on us]as it has on many countries around the world. We announced strict measures from the very start of the pandemic and put in place a series of regulations that helped contain the number of our cases and avoid overwhelming our health system, financially, were feeling the pinch.

  2. Luu Trung Thai:

    We've been strict with lending.

  3. Sun Shuopeng:

    In the city of Wuhan after one month since the adoption of the lockdown policy, we see a decreasing trend from the peak of the disease, here in Milan, the hardest-hit area by Covid-19, there isn't a very strict lockdown : public transportation is still working and people are still moving around, you're still having dinners and parties in the hotels and you're not wearing masks.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    We will allow private insurers to offer Medicare plans as part of this system that adhere to strict Medicare requirements on costs and benefits, medicare will set the rules of the road for these plans, including price and quality, and private insurance companies will play by those rules, not the other way around.

  5. Mariko Hirose:

    We still have concerns that this military equipment is being used in a civilian context, at the very least, they should be using warrants and with a strict privacy policy that is written.

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