Definitions

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

  • adv. In a direct course: plunged straightway to the rocks below.
  • adv. Without delay; at once: Straightway a storm began to brew.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A straight section of a racetrack.
  • adv. directly
  • adv. at once

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Immediately; without loss of time; without delay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Immediately; forthwith; without loss of time; without delay.
  • Permitting something, as a fluid, to pass without changes of direction: used of valves or fittings for pipe.

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

  • adv. at once
  • adv. in a direct course

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Examples

  • Here was adventure, something to do with head and hand, a world to conquer — and straightway from the back of his consciousness rushed the thought, CONQUERING, TO WIN TO HER, THAT

    Chapter 2

  • The word straightway means immediately; that is, as soon as the fragments were gathered up.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • Here was adventure, something to do with head and hand, a world to conquer - and straightway from the back of his consciousness rushed the thought, CONQUERING, TO WIN TO HER, THAT

    Chapter 2

  • The Ursuline nuns, to whose school she was sent, took the precaution, after her mother's death, of having her baptized straightway into the Catholic faith, and she made her _première communion_ in their church.

    Lady Rose's Daughter

  • Then he restored the coin straightway to the Sultan and we left the youth in durance vile; whilst I said to my slave who had taken the money,

    Arabian nights. English

  • 25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • The margrave's kindred from the Hunnish land called straightway for their swords and shields, and would fain have done Folker to death.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • The friends of the Hunnish Margrave called straightway for their swords and their shields, that they might kill Folker.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs

  • He loosed his sword straightway, and laid down his quiver.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs

  • ‘“Give it me again of thy grace, and tell me thy name straightway, that I may give thee a stranger’s gift, wherein thou mayest be glad.

    Book IX

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