from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Extending in a straight line or course without a curve or turn.
  • adjective Unhesitating; immediate.
  • noun A straight course, stretch, or track.
  • adverb At once; immediately.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A straight section of a racetrack.
  • adverb At once; immediately.
  • adjective extending into the distance in a straight line.

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

  • adverb without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  • noun a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
  • adjective performed with little or no delay


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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