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Definition of "straight" []

  • Extending continuously in the same direction without curving: a straight line. (adjective)
  • Having no waves or bends: straight hair. (adjective)
  • Not bent or bowed; rigid or erect: a straight, strong back. (adjective)
  • 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. (adjective)
  • Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even: The mirror isn't straight. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "straight" in a sentence
  • ""Go?" she cried, with a defiance that was blood-curdling in one so small and hitherto so silent, "I will first go to that young gentleman who speaks my language and I will tell him all, and then, with his assistance, I will go straight -- but _straight_, do you hear?""
  • ""Better have lied straight out," more than one hard old man said to him, but Ted Hardy could not lie _straight out_, and so he staid out and waited around disconsolately for Daisy, whom fortune sometimes favored and sometimes deserted."
  • "I would like to point out one additional usage, the term straight edge."