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Definitions of straight

  1. successive ( without a break); " sick for five straight days"
  2. without water; " took his whiskey neat"
  3. a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
  4. neatly arranged; not disorderly; " the room is straight now"
  5. a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards ( regardless of suit)
  6. erect in posture; " behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; " stood defiantly with unbowed back"
  7. in a straight line; in a direct course; " the road runs straight"
  8. right; in keeping with the facts; " set the record straight"; " made sure the facts were straight in the report"
  9. following a correct or logical method; " straight reasoning"
  10. accurately fitted; level; " the window frame isn't quite true"
  11. no longer coiled
  12. rigidly conventional or old- fashioned
  13. reliable in matters of fact; " he was always straight with me"
  14. not homosexual
  15. having no deviations; " straight lines"; " straight roads across the desert"; " straight teeth"; " straight shoulders"
  16. without curves
  17. honest and morally upright; " I just want a straight answer to the question"; " straight dealing"
  18. Straightness.
  19. A variant of Strait, a.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten- spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
  23. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.
  24. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight.
  25. 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.
  26. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.
  27. A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.
  28. To straighten.
  29. Correspondingly.
  30. Immediately; directly.
  31. Not crooked or curved; extending throughout in the same direction; as, a straight road; upright; as, a straight life; direct; not confused; as, straight reasoning.
  32. In a direct course; at once.
  33. Straightly.
  34. Immediately.
  35. Direct: being in a right line: not crooked: nearest: upright.
  36. Immediately: in the shortest time.
  37. Direct; not crooked; in a right line; upright.
  38. Extending uniformly in the same direction.
  39. Erect; upright; accurate; true.
  40. In a straight line. straightly.
  41. Right; direct; not deviating or crooked; not deviating from truth or fairness.
  42. Being in a right line; direct; not crooked; upright.
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Usage examples for straight

  1. " I shall go straight to Lord Essendine, then, and tell him all I know. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  2. Now, there is something for you to do to put this straight. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  3. He now came straight towards the two seconds. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  4. You took a Broadway car and came straight here. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  5. I want them straight away. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  6. If you've anything to say, say it straight out. – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
  7. He's going straight for them. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  8. Now, come straight in, Miss Ann. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  9. You go straight to him! – The Green Satin Gown by Laura E. Richards
  10. Mr. Van Shaw would never forgive me if I didn't get the thing straight. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  11. It was Jimmy, and his eyes looked straight into Dion's. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  12. He could not think straight; it was all he could do to will himself to hold on and ride. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  13. To- night I had a very straight talk with Mr. Cardross. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  14. " Now you know how I feel," she continued, looking straight into his eyes. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  15. He says that if I go, I must have you with me, to take care of me, and keep me straight. – Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon
  16. Dick's voice went straight to my heart, but I made no answer. – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  17. " Then go," she said, and looked me straight in the eyes. – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  18. I shall put the- the place- straight, and then bring him up. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  19. Can't you stand straight? – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
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