American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extending continuously in the same direction without curving: a straight line.
- adj. Having no waves or bends: straight hair.
- adj. Not bent or bowed; rigid or erect: a straight, strong back.
- adj. Sports Of or relating to a midair position in diving or gymnastics in which the body is held rigid without bending at the hips or knees.
- adj. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even: The mirror isn't straight.
- adj. Direct and candid: a straight answer.
- adj. Following a direct or correct method or approach; systematic: straight reasoning.
- adj. Coming from a reliable source; factual: a straight tip; straight information.
- adj. Showing or marked by honesty or fair-mindedness: straight business dealings.
- adj. Right; correct: made sure the facts were straight in the report.
- adj. Neatly arranged; orderly: The room is straight again.
- adj. Uninterrupted; consecutive: sick for five straight days; their fourth straight victory.
- adj. Having the parts or details in correct sequence.
- adj. Games Constituting a straight in poker.
- adj. Characterized by undeviating support, as of a principle or a political party: always votes a straight party line; a straight Democrat.
- adj. Not deviating from what is considered socially normal, usual, or acceptable; conventional.
- adj. Conventional to an extreme degree.
- adj. Heterosexual.
- adj. Slang Not being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- adj. Not deviating from the normal or strict form: straight Freudian analysis.
- adj. Not altered, embellished, or modified: does straight comedy.
- adj. Concerned with serious or important matters: a straight drama without comedy or music.
- adj. Of or relating to a straight man.
- adj. Not mixed with anything else; undiluted: straight bourbon.
- adj. Sold without discount regardless of the amount purchased.
- adv. In a straight line; directly.
- adv. In an erect posture; upright.
- adv. Sports In the straight position, as in diving.
- adv. Without detour or delay: went straight home.
- adv. Without circumlocution; candidly: I'll say it to you straight: you're wrong.
- adv. In a neat and orderly condition: put the living room straight.
- adv. In an honest, law-abiding, or virtuous manner: lives straight.
- adv. Without stopping; continuously: walked six hours straight.
- adv. Without embellishment or modification: tell the joke straight.
- adv. Without ice, water, or a mixer: drink whiskey straight.
- n. The straight part, as of a road: "The car darted forward on to the straight” ( Kingsley Amis).
- n. The straight part of a racecourse between the winning post and the last turn.
- n. A straight line.
- n. A straight form or position.
- n. Games A poker hand containing five cards of various suits in numerical sequence, ranked above three of a kind and below a flush.
- n. A conventional person, especially one considered a member of established society.
- n. A heterosexual person.
- idiom. straight up Served without ice: whiskey straight up.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stretched; drawn out.
- Without bend or deviation, like a string tightly stretched; not crooked or curved; right; in geometry, lying, as a line, evenly between its points. This is Euclid's definition. The principal characteristic of a straight line is that it is completely determined, if unlimited, by any two points taken upon it, or, if limited, by its two extremities. The idea of measurement does not enter into the idea of a straight line, and it is unnecessary to introduce that idea into the definition, as is done when it is said (after Legendre) to be the shortest distance between two points.
- Without interruption or break; direct.
- Direct; authoritative; sure; reliable: as, a straight tip.
- Upright; marked by adherence to truth and fairness; fair; honorable: as, a man straight in all his dealings.
- Proceeding or acting with directness; keeping true to the course.
- Free from disorder or irregularity; in order: as, his accounts are not quite straight.
- Unqualified; unreserved; out-and-out: as, a straight Democrat (that is, one who supports the entire platform and policy of his party).
- Unmixed; undiluted; neat.
- East and west; along an east and west line: used of the position of the body in Christian burial.
- In poker, consisting of a sequence; forming a straight: as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
- n. The condition of being straight, or free from curvature or crookedness of any kind: as, to be out of the straight.
- n. A straight part or direction: as, the straight of a piece of timber.
- n. In poker, a sequence of cards, generally five in number, or a hand containing such a sequence.
- In a straight line; without swerving or deviating from the direct course; directly.
- At once; immediately; directly; straightway.
- To make straight; straighten.
- n. An obsolete spelling of strait.
- n. In geometry, a straight line.
- n. In trap-shooting, a perfect score.
- adj. colloquial Heterosexual.
- adv. Of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line.
- adv. Of movement or travel, directly; without pause, delay or detour.
- adv. Continuously; without interruption or pause.
- n. A part of a racecourse, running track or other road etc that is not curved.
- n. A heterosexual.
- n. In poker, five cards in sequence.
- v. transitive To straighten.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Obs. or R. A variant of strait, a.
- adj. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating or crooked.
- adj. (Bot.) Approximately straight; not much curved.
- adj. (Card Playing) Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot
- adj. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright.
- adj. Slang Unmixed; undiluted.
- adj. Political Cant, U.S. Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party; ; also, containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others.
- adv. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately.
- n. (Poker) A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles
- v. rare To straighten.
- adj. erect in posture
- adv. in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
- adj. no longer coiled
- adj. having no deviations
- adj. successive (without a break)
- n. a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
- adj. neatly arranged; not disorderly
- adj. rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
- adj. without water
- adj. free from curves or angles
- adj. following a correct or logical method
- adj. without evasion or compromise
- adj. (of hair) having no waves or curls
- adv. in a straight line; in a direct course
- n. a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
- adv. without deviation
- adj. accurately fitted; level.
- n. a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
- adj. in keeping with the facts
- adj. characterized by honesty and fairness
- adj. not homosexual
- Middle English streght, the past participle of strechen ("to stretch"), from Old English streccan. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from past participle of strecchen, to stretch; see stretch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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