6 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Straight \Straight\, adjective A variant of {Strait}, adjective [Obs. or R.]

Egypt is a long country, but it is straight, that is to say, narrow. --Sir J. Mandeville.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Straight \Straight\, adjective [Compar. {Straighter}; superl. {Straightest}.] [OE. strei?t, properly p. p. of strecchen to stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend. See {Stretch}.]

1. 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.

And the crooked shall be made straight. --Isa. xl. 4.

There are many several sorts of crooked lines, but there is only one which is straight. --Dryden.

2. (Bot.) 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.

3. (Card Playing) Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.

4. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.

5. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight. [Slang]

6. 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. [Political Cant, U.S.]

{Straight arch} (Arch.), a form of arch in which the intrados is straight, but with its joints drawn radially, as in a common arch.

{A straight face}, one giving no evidence of merriment or other emotion.

{A straight line}. "That which lies evenly between its extreme points." --Euclid. "The shortest line between two points." --Chauvenet. "A line which has the same direction through its whole length." --Newcomb.

{Straight-way valve}, a valve which, when opened widely, affords a straight passageway, as for water.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Straight \Straight\, adverb In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark. "Floating straight." --Shak.

I know thy generous temper well; Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it, It straight takes fire, and mounts into a blaze. --Addison.

Everything was going on straight. --W. Black.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Straight \Straight\, noun (Poker) A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Straight \Straight\, verb (used with an object) To straighten. [R.] --A Smith.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office" [syn: {directly}, {straight}, {direct}]

2: in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay" [syn: {directly}, {flat}, {straight}] [ant: {indirectly}]

3: in a straight line; in a direct course; "the road runs straight"


1: successive (without a break); "sick for five straight days" [syn: {straight}, {consecutive}]

2: having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders" [ant: {crooked}]

3: (of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky" [ant: {curly}]

4: erect in posture; "sit straight"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back" [syn: {straight}, {unbent}, {unbowed}]

5: in keeping with the facts; "set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report"

6: characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal" [syn: {straight}, {square}] [ant: {corrupt}, {crooked}]

7: no longer coiled [syn: {uncoiled}, {straight}] [ant: {coiled}]

8: free from curves or angles; "a straight line" [ant: {curved}, {curving}]

9: neatly arranged; not disorderly; "the room is straight now"

10: not homosexual

11: accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true" [syn: {true}, {straight}]

12: without evasion or compromise; "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears" [syn: {square(a)}, {straightforward}, {straight}]

13: without water; "took his whiskey neat" [syn: {neat}, {straight}, {full-strength}]

14: following a correct or logical method; "straight reasoning"

15: rigidly conventional or old-fashioned [syn: {square}, {straight}]


1: a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex [syn: {heterosexual}, {heterosexual person}, {straight person}, {straight}]

2: a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

3: a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse [syn: {straightaway}, {straight}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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