Definition of Straight

1. Noun. A heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex.

Exact synonyms: Heterosexual, Heterosexual Person, Straight Person
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Fucker
Derivative terms: Heterosexual

2. Adjective. Successive (without a break). "Sick for five straight days"
Exact synonyms: Consecutive
Similar to: Continuous, Uninterrupted

3. Adverb. Without deviation. "Went direct to the office"
Exact synonyms: Direct, Directly
Partainyms: Direct

4. Noun. A poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit).
Generic synonyms: Poker Hand

5. Adjective. Having no deviations. "Straight shoulders"
Attributes: Configuration, Conformation, Contour, Form, Shape
Also: Direct, Perpendicular, Vertical
Similar to: Aligned, Unbent, Untwisted
Antonyms: Crooked
Derivative terms: Straightness

6. Adverb. In a forthright manner; candidly or frankly. "Came out flat for less work and more pay"
Exact synonyms: Directly, Flat
Partainyms: Direct
Antonyms: Indirectly

7. Noun. A straight segment of a roadway or racecourse.
Exact synonyms: Straightaway
Generic synonyms: Section, Segment
Specialized synonyms: Stretch

8. Adjective. (of hair) having no waves or curls. "Her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
Attributes: Curliness, Waviness
Similar to: Uncurled, Unpermed
Antonyms: Curly
Derivative terms: Straightness

9. Adverb. In a straight line; in a direct course. "The road runs straight"

10. Adjective. Erect in posture. "Stood defiantly with unbowed back"
Exact synonyms: Unbent, Unbowed
Similar to: Erect, Upright, Vertical

11. Adjective. In keeping with the facts. "Made sure the facts were straight in the report"
Similar to: Accurate

12. Adjective. Characterized by honesty and fairness. "A square deal"
Exact synonyms: Square
Attributes: Honestness, Honesty
Also: Honest, Honorable, Lawful
Similar to: Aboveboard, Straightforward, Guileless, Transparent, Straightarrow
Antonyms: Crooked
Derivative terms: Straightness

13. Adjective. No longer coiled.
Exact synonyms: Uncoiled
Similar to: Uncurled
Antonyms: Coiled

14. Adjective. Free from curves or angles. "A straight line"
Similar to: Trabeate, Trabeated, Uncurved, Uncurving
Antonyms: Curved
Derivative terms: Straightness

15. Adjective. Neatly arranged; not disorderly. "The room is straight now"
Similar to: Tidy

16. Adjective. Not homosexual.
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Heterosexual
Derivative terms: Straightness

17. Adjective. Accurately fitted; level. "The window frame isn't quite true"
Exact synonyms: True
Similar to: Even

18. Adjective. Without evasion or compromise. "He is not being as straightforward as it appears"
Exact synonyms: Square, Straightforward
Similar to: Direct
Derivative terms: Straightness, Straightforwardness, Straightforwardness

19. Adjective. Without water. "Took his whiskey neat"
Exact synonyms: Full-strength, Neat
Similar to: Undiluted

20. Adjective. Following a correct or logical method. "Straight reasoning"
Similar to: Correct, Right
Derivative terms: Straightness

21. Adjective. Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
Exact synonyms: Square
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Similar to: Conventional

Definition of Straight

1. a. A variant of Strait, a.

2. a. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating or crooked; as, a straight line or course; a straight piece of timber.

3. adv. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.

4. n. A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.

5. v. t. To straighten.

Definition of Straight

1. Adjective. Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Stretched out; fully extended. (defdate 15th-16th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. Of a path, trajectory etc.: direct, undeviating. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. Free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

6. Adjective. Direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

7. Adjective. (tennis) Describing the sets in a match of which the winner did not lose a single set. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

8. Adjective. In a row, in unbroken sequence. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

9. Adjective. In proper order; as it should be. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

10. Adjective. Of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

11. Adjective. (cricket) Describing the bat as held so as not to incline to either side; on, or near a line running between the two wickets. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

12. Adjective. (colloquial) Conventional, socially acceptable; unadventurous. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

13. Adjective. (colloquial) Not using alcohol, drugs etc. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

14. Adjective. (colloquial) Heterosexual. ¹

15. Adverb. Of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line. ¹

16. Adverb. Of movement or travel, directly; without pause, delay or detour. ¹

17. Adverb. Continuously; without interruption or pause. ¹

18. Noun. A part of a racecourse, running track or other road etc that is not curved. ¹

19. Noun. A heterosexual. ¹

20. Noun. In poker, five cards in sequence. ¹

21. Noun. (slang) A cigarette, particularly one containing tobacco instead of marijuana. Also straighter. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Straight

1. extending uniformly in one direction without bends or irregularities [adj STRAIGHTER, STRAIGHTEST] / to make straight [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: straight

Lexicographical Neighbors of Straight

straight-fluted drill

Literary usage of Straight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare (2001)
"52 The griefe and sorrow sinketh so profound Into his heart, he straight resolves to die, He puts the pummell of his sword on ground, And meanes himselfe ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The general enunciation applies to any number of straight lines, say (» -f-1), of which n can turn about as many points fixed on the («-M)th. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"But in this case, since the extremals arc all straight lines in the plane, ... Hence the straight line joining any two points actually minimizes the given ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Thomas straight and Thomas Skillern were established in Great Russell Street, ... About 1777 or 1778, Thomas straight either died or gave up business, ..."

5. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"other extremity will also lie on a straight line given in position.' (That is, x = a or y = b in Cartesian coordinates represents a straight line.) 6. ..."

6. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"HOW TO DRAW A straight III. BEFORE leaving the Peaucellier cell and its modifications, ... If this distance be not the same we shall not get straight lines ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"the solutions.1 It will be seen that for concentrations lying between 0.0438 and 0.3 the data conform very well to a straight line.2 The plot on which these ..."

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