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Straight meaning

straight - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. rigidly conventional or old- fashioned
  2. 2. reliable in matters of fact; " he was always straight with me"
  3. 3. ( of hair) having no waves or curls; " her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
  4. 4. having no deviations; " straight lines"; " straight roads across the desert"; " straight teeth"; " straight shoulders"
  5. 5. without curves
  6. 6. honest and morally upright; " I just want a straight answer to the question"; " straight dealing"
  7. 7. A variant of Strait, a.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Approximately straight; not much curved; as, straight ribs are such as pass from the base of a leaf to the apex, with a small curve.
  10. 10. Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten- spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
  11. 11. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.
  12. 12. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight.
  13. 13. Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party; as, a straight Republican; a straight Democrat; also, containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others; as, a straight ballot.
  14. 14. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.
  15. 15. A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.
  16. 16. To straighten.
  17. 17. Direct; not crooked; in a right line; upright.

straight - examples of usage

  1. Jeffrey had meant to come straight back this way to her. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Ruth Lansing walked into the room and went straight to the Bishop. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. " I'm going to talk straight to you. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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