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Straight

see synonyms of straight

Noun

1. heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight, straight person

a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex

2. straight

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

3. straight, straightaway

a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

Adjective

4. consecutive, straight

successive (without a break)

Example Sentences:
'sick for five straight days'

5. straight

having no deviations

Example Sentences:
'straight lines'
'straight roads across the desert'
'straight teeth'
'straight shoulders'

6. straight

(of hair) having no waves or curls

Example Sentences:
'her naturally straight hair hung long and silky'

7. straight, unbent, unbowed

erect in posture

Example Sentences:
'sit straight'
'stood defiantly with unbowed back'

8. straight

in keeping with the facts

Example Sentences:
'set the record straight'
'made sure the facts were straight in the report'

9. square, straight

characterized by honesty and fairness

Example Sentences:
'straight dealing'
'a square deal'

10. straight, uncoiled

no longer coiled

11. straight

free from curves or angles

Example Sentences:
'a straight line'

12. straight

neatly arranged; not disorderly

Example Sentences:
'the room is straight now'

13. straight

not homosexual

14. straight, true

accurately fitted; level

Example Sentences:
'the window frame isn't quite true'

15. square, straight, straightforward

without evasion or compromise

Example Sentences:
'a square contradiction'
'he is not being as straightforward as it appears'

16. full-strength, neat, straight

without water

Example Sentences:
'took his whiskey neat'

17. straight

following a correct or logical method

Example Sentences:
'straight reasoning'

18. square, straight

rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

Adverb

19. direct, directly, straight

without deviation

Example Sentences:
'the path leads directly to the lake'
'went direct to the office'

20. directly, flat, straight

in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly

Example Sentences:
'he didn't answer directly'
'told me straight out'
'came out flat for less work and more pay'

21. straight

in a straight line; in a direct course

Example Sentences:
'the road runs straight'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Straight

see synonyms of straight
adjective
1. 
not curved or crooked; continuing in the same direction without deviating
2. 
straightforward, outright, or candid
a straight rejection
3. 
even, level, or upright in shape or position
4. 
in keeping with the facts; accurate
5. 
honest, respectable, or reliable
6. 
accurate or logical
straight reasoning
7. 
continuous; uninterrupted
8. 
(esp of an alcoholic drink) undiluted; neat
9. 
not crisp, kinked, or curly
straight hair
10. 
correctly arranged; orderly
11. 
(of a play, acting style, etc) straightforward or serious
12. journalism
(of a story, article, etc) giving the facts without unnecessary embellishment
13. US
sold at a fixed unit price irrespective of the quantity sold
14. boxing
(of a blow) delivered with an unbent arm
a straight left
15. 
(of the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine) in line, rather than in a V-formation or in some other arrangement
a straight eight
16.  a slang word for heterosexual
17. informal
no longer owing or being owed something
if you buy the next round, we'll be straight
18. slang
conventional in views, customs, appearance, etc
19. slang
not using narcotics; not addicted
adverb
20. 
in a straight line or direct course
21. 
immediately; at once
he came straight back
22. 
in an even, level, or upright position
23. 
without cheating, lying, or unreliability
tell it to me straight
24. 
continuously; uninterruptedly
25. US
without discount regardless of the quantity sold
26. (often foll by out)
frankly; candidly
he told me straight out
27.  go straight
noun
28. 
the state of being straight
29. 
a straight line, form, part, or position
30. British
a straight part of a racetrack
. US name: straightaway
31. poker
a. 
five cards that are in sequence irrespective of suit
b. 
a hand containing such a sequence
c. 
(as modifier)
a straight flush
32. slang
a conventional person
33. slang
a heterosexual person
34. slang
a cigarette containing only tobacco, without marijuana, etc

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


Straight

see synonyms of straight
adjective
1. 
having the same direction throughout its length; having no curvature or angularity
a straight line
2. 
not crooked, bent, bowed, wavy, curly, etc.
straight hair
3. 
upright; erect
straight posture
4. 
level; even
a straight hemline
5. 
with all cylinders in a direct line; in-line: said of some internal-combustion engines
6. 
direct; undeviating, uninterrupted, etc.
to hold a straight course
7.  US
following strictly the principles, slate of candidates, etc. of a political party
see also straight ticket
8. 
following a direct or systematic course of reasoning, etc.; methodical; accurate
9. 
in order; properly arranged, etc.
to put a room straight
10. 
a. 
honest; sincere; upright
b. 
reliable; factual
straight information
11. 
outspoken; frank
12.  US
a. 
without anything added or mixed in; undiluted
a straight shot of whiskey
b. 
not blended with neutral grain spirits
13. 
not qualified, modified, slanted, etc.
a straight denial
14.  US
at a fixed price per unit regardless of the quantity bought or sold
apples at ten cents straight
15.  US, Slang
a. 
normal or conventional, as in one's lifestyle; also, square (sense 33)
b. 
heterosexual
c. 
not using drugs, alcohol, etc.
adverb
16. 
in a straight line or direction; unswervingly
17. 
upright; erectly
18. 
a. 
without detour, delay, etc.
go straight to bed
b. 
without equivocation, circumlocution, etc.; directly
tell it straight
c. 
without alteration, addition, etc.
play the role straight
19. 
in an honest, law-abiding manner
go straight
noun
20. 
the quality or condition of being straight
21. 
something straight
; specif.,
a. 
the straight part of a racetrack between the last turn and the winning post
b.  US, Poker
a hand consisting of any five cards in sequence: it ranks just above three of a kind and below a flush
22.  Slang
a. 
a straight, or conventional, person
b. 
a heterosexual

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Straight

see synonyms of straight
adj. straight·er, straight·est
1. Extending continuously in the same direction without curving: a straight line.
2. Having no waves or bends: straight hair.
3.
a. Not bent or bowed; rigid or erect: a straight, strong back.
b. Sports Of or relating to a midair position in diving or gymnastics in which the body is held rigid without bending at the hips or knees and the feet are kept together.
4. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even: The mirror isn't straight.
5.
a. Direct and candid: a straight answer.
b. Following a direct or correct method or approach; systematic: straight reasoning.
c. Coming from a reliable source; factual: a straight tip; straight information.
6.
a. Showing or marked by honesty or fair-mindedness: straight business dealings.
b. Right; correct: made sure the facts were straight in the report.
7. Neatly arranged; orderly: The room is straight again.
8.
a. Uninterrupted; consecutive: sick for five straight days; their fourth straight victory.
b. Having the parts or details in correct sequence.
c. Games Constituting a straight in poker.
9. Characterized by undeviating support, as of a principle or a political party: always votes a straight party line; a straight Democrat.
10.
a. Not deviating from what is considered socially normal, usual, or acceptable; conventional.
b. Conventional to an extreme degree.
11. Heterosexual.
12. Slang Not being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
13.
a. Not deviating from the normal or strict form: straight Freudian analysis.
b. Not altered, embellished, or modified: does straight comedy.
14.
a. Concerned with serious or important matters: a straight drama without comedy or music.
b. Of or relating to a straight man.
15. Not mixed with anything else; undiluted: straight bourbon.
16. Sold without discount regardless of the amount purchased.
adv.
1. In a straight line; directly.
2. In an erect posture; upright.
3. Sports In the straight position, as in diving.
4. Without detour or delay: went straight home.
5. Without circumlocution; candidly: I'll say it to you straight: you're wrong.
6. In a neat and orderly condition: put the living room straight.
7. In an honest, law-abiding, or virtuous manner: lives straight.
8. Without stopping; continuously: walked six hours straight.
9. Without embellishment or modification: tell the joke straight.
10. Without ice, water, or a mixer: drink whiskey straight.
n.
1.
a. The straight part, as of a road: "The car darted forward on to the straight" (Kingsley Amis).
b. The straight part of a racecourse between the winning post and the last turn.
2. A straight line.
3. A straight form or position.
4. Games A poker hand containing five cards of various suits in numerical sequence, ranked above three of a kind and below a flush.
5. A conventional person, especially one considered a member of established society.
6. A heterosexual person.

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