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  Definition of straight
  1. a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
  2. a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
  3. a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
  4. right; in keeping with the facts; "set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report"
  5. successive (without a break); "sick for five straight days"
  6. rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
  7. following a correct or logical method; "straight reasoning"
  8. reliable in matters of fact; "he was always straight with me"
  9. without water; "took his whiskey neat"
  10. accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn''t quite true"
  11. (of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
  12. not homosexual
  13. characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
  14. erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"
  15. having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
  16. without curves
  17. no longer coiled
  18. honest and morally upright; "I just want a straight answer to the question"; "straight dealing"
  19. neatly arranged; not disorderly; "the room is straight now"
  20. without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
  21. 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"
  22. in a straight line; in a direct course; "the road runs straight"
Similar Words: straightaway, straight person, consecutive, square, neat, full-strength, true, unbent, unbowed, upright, uncoiled, directly, direct, flat

 

See Also: direct, vertical, perpendicular, honest, honorable, lawful

 

Hyponyms: stretch

 

Pertainyms: direct

 

Attributes: curliness, shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation, honesty, honestness

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: recht   Finnish: suora  
French: droit   German: gerade  
Greek: ίσιος   Hungarian: egyenes  
Icelandic: beinn   Irish: díreach  
Japanese: sc=Jpan   Polish: prosty  
Portuguese: reto   Russian: прямой  
Spanish: recto   Swedish: rak  
 
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