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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extending in a straight line or course without a curve or turn.
  • adj. Unhesitating; immediate: a straightaway denial.
  • n. A straight course, stretch, or track.
  • adv. At once; immediately.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A straight section of a racetrack.
  • adv. At once; immediately.
  • adj. extending into the distance in a straight line.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Straight forward, without turn or curve: as, a straightaway course in a yacht- or horse-race.
  • n. A race-course which is without turn or curve; also a race which is run without turning or curving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  • n. a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
  • adj. performed with little or no delay

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