straight

Definitions

  • Straight Cut
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj straight in keeping with the facts "set the record straight","made sure the facts were straight in the report"
    • adj straight successive (without a break) "sick for five straight days"
    • adj straight rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
    • adj straight following a correct or logical method "straight reasoning"
    • adj straight without water "took his whiskey neat"
    • adj straight without evasion or compromise "a square contradiction","he is not being as straightforward as it appears"
    • adj straight accurately fitted; level "the window frame isn't quite true"
    • adj straight (of hair) having no waves or curls "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
    • adj straight not homosexual
    • adj straight erect in posture "sit straight","stood defiantly with unbowed back"
    • adj straight having no deviations "straight lines","straight roads across the desert","straight teeth","straight shoulders"
    • adj straight free from curves or angles "a straight line"
    • adj straight no longer coiled
    • adj straight characterized by honesty and fairness "straight dealing","a square deal"
    • adj straight neatly arranged; not disorderly "the room is straight now"
    • adv straight without deviation "the path leads directly to the lake","went direct to the office"
    • adv straight 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"
    • adv straight in a straight line; in a direct course "the road runs straight"
    • n straight a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
    • n straight a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
    • n straight a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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"INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING TO PORT AND FOUR TO STARBOARD, ALL DOING THEIR PRETTIEST." "INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING...
"YES, IT'S STRAIGHT AND TRUE, GOOD PREACHER, EVERY WORD THAT YOU HAVE SAID." "YES, IT'S STRAIGHT AND TRUE, GOOD PREACHER, EVERY WORD THAT YOU HAVE SAID."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you strech your arms straight out as far as you can, thats about how tall you are. Try it.
    • n Straight (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.
    • a Straight A variant of Strait a. "Egypt is a long country, but it is straight , that is to say, narrow."
    • Straight (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.
    • Straight (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.
    • Straight Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.
    • adv Straight In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark. "Floating straight .""I know thy generous temper well;
      Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it,
      It straight takes fire, and mounts into a blaze."
      "Everything was going on straight ."
    • Straight 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.
    • Straight 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 .""There are many several sorts of crooked lines, but there is only one which is straight ."
    • v. t Straight To straighten.
    • Straight Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The hummingbird is the only bird that can hover and fly straight up, down, or backward
    • straight Stretched; drawn out.
    • straight Without bend or deviation, like a string tightly stretched; not crooked or curved; right; in geometry, lying, as a line, evenly between its points. This is Euclid's definition. The principal characteristic of a straight line is that it is completely determined, if unlimited, by any two points taken upon it, or, if limited, by its two extremities. The idea of measurement does not enter into the idea of a straight line, and it is unnecessary to introduce that idea into the definition, as is done when it is said (after Legendre) to be the shortest distance between two points.
    • straight Without interruption or break; direct.
    • straight Direct; authoritative; sure; reliable: as, a straight tip.
    • straight Upright; marked by adherence to truth and fairness; fair; honorable: as, a man straight in all his dealings.
    • straight Proceeding or acting with directness; keeping true to the course.
    • straight Free from disorder or irregularity; in order: as, his accounts are not quite straight.
    • straight Unqualified; unreserved; out-and-out: as, a straight Democrat (that is, one who supports the entire platform and policy of his party).
    • straight Unmixed; undiluted; neat.
    • straight East and west; along an east and west line: used of the position of the body in Christian burial.
    • straight In poker, consisting of a sequence; forming a straight: as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
    • n straight The condition of being straight, or free from curvature or crookedness of any kind: as, to be out of the straight.
    • n straight A straight part or direction: as, the straight of a piece of timber.
    • n straight In poker, a sequence of cards, generally five in number, or a hand containing such a sequence.
    • straight In a straight line; without swerving or deviating from the direct course; directly.
    • straight At once; immediately; directly; straightway.
    • straight To make straight; straighten.
    • n straight An obsolete spelling of strait.
    • n straight In geometry, a straight line.
    • n straight In trap-shooting, a perfect score.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Montreal Canadians of the mid-1950s are the only team to win five straight Stanley Cup championships.
    • adj Straight strāt direct: being in a right line: not crooked: nearest: upright: free from disorder: honourable, fair: unqualified, out-and-out: consisting of a sequence at poker:
    • adv Straight immediately: in the shortest time
    • v.t Straight to straighten
    • adj Straight strāt (slang) undiluted, neat, as a dram of whisky, &c., direct, authoritative, reliable
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Quotations

  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
    Mikhail Baryshnikov
    “I am not the first straight dancer or the last.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.”
  • Andre Gide
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    “A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won.”
  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “You can't drive straight on a twisting lane.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “To get to heaven, turn right and keep straight.”

Idioms

Straight as an arrow - A person who is as straight as an arrow is extremely honest and genuine.
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Straight face - If someone keeps a straight face, they remain serious and do not show emotion or amusement.
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Straight from the shoulder - If someone talks straight from the shoulder, they talk honestly and plainly.
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Straight red - If someone is given a straight red, they are expelled from something immediately and without warning- it comes from the red card shown to football players when they are expelled from a game.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. streit, properly p. p. of strecchen, to stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan, to stretch, to extend. See Stretch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. streht, pa.p. of streccan, to stretch.

Usage

In literature:

I am giving you the straight truth.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
Meanwhile, you came straight here and found me yourself.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
What do you say to cutting straight across the lake, and making our camp on the other side?
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
The twilight had all but yielded to the darkness, yet she saw that he still stood straight and strong.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
The best way to hike a straight course with a compass is to get a very thin stick that's perfectly straight.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Bobby sat very straight in his absorption.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
She stood very still, staring straight before her.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
How straight your voice is like the throstle's!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He saw the man; and straight his eyes saw red.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Her small, straight mouth made a scarlet line, so tightly was it shut.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
She hadn't one straight feature, except her eyebrows which were too straight.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
You've asked a straight question, and I've tried to give you a straight answer.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Would you think a straight girl could stand it?
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
I tell you straight I don't like it.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The eastern boundary was steep and straight and was known as Arrow Hill.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Take steps of twelve inches straight to the rear.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Straight to his doom from your side.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then he looked straight into the officer's eyes.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
They were buried in the sand, their sides like mirrors, their edges true and straight.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
Ruth Lansing walked into the room and went straight to the Bishop.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
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In poetry:

The sun comes out; he glows,
And straight my dreams depart,
While from the cliffs he throws
A chill across my heart.
"Early Away" by Eduard Morike
In my bed I died—a Christian,
Hoping straight with Christ to be;
Yet one earthly wish is buried
Deep within the grave with me—
"Epitaph Of Constantine Kanaris" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
No, alas, they do not.
Therefore unangered I let others do
Their best or worst. O brother, with your book
I set all at defiance, and am going
Straight with it to the Sultan.
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
But say, I tell yeh straight . . . I been thro"ell!
The things I thort I wouldn't dare to tell
Lest, in the tellin' I might feel again
One little part of all that fear an' pain.
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
There was the kindest man I knew,
Brave, handsome, straight and tall—
Between his loved ones and the world
He stood, a fortress wall.
He whines, a ruined drunkard now,
And this thing did it all.
"The Peace Maker" by Henry Lawson
Straight from the moon to the shore where I'm sighing
Grows a bright bridge made of wavelets and beams.
Frail it may be, yet how simple the trying,
Wand'ring from earth to the orb of sweet dreams.
"The Bride Of The Sea" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

In news:

US wins 5th straight women's basketball gold.
After 13 straight weeks in 2011 and five so far this year, the Buffs are finally getting a breather .
Pettitte's 8th Straight Is Breather for Yankees.
Would you be prepared to skip ICD-10 and go straight to ICD-11.
I don't know how cops keep a straight face when dealing with them sometimes.
The Twonky Beam Browser allows users to browse web video and beam selections straight to the TV.
Tell it straight, while also keeping your relationships intact.
Fact-Checking Prometheus: Does God Build in Straight Lines.
US archer earns 3 straight World Cup wins.
Brady Ellison is the first archer ever to win three straight World Cup events.
Marriage equality opponents were overjoyed by a study released in June that purported to show that the children of same-sex parents end up worse off than those of straight parents.
Baylor fumbles, bumbles way to fourth straight loss vs Iowa State.
Posted November 15, 2012 1:40 pm Filed under Programming, Straight Talk By Mike Crowder.
For the second straight year, Ohio State University alumni and students didn't snap up all the available football tickets.
Fred Funk took a one-stroke lead over Larry Mize in the Greater Hickory Classic on Saturday, shooting his second straight bogey-free 6-under 66.
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In science:

As discussed in the text, one constructs a state for which the straight line at x = 0 is a wave front.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
This means, that the integration with respect to y (x) is limited to the path with yxx ≡ d2 y dx2 = 0 that is the straight line connecting the initial and final points.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
In the case of compact Euclidean time the result of such a Tduality is to map a straight torus with a B -field into a tilted torus without a B -field.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
The slopes of the straight lines are all within the interval 1.00 ± 0.05.
Ground states versus low-temperature equilibria in random field Ising chains
The almost straight lines correspond to the asymptotic Pn given in (35).
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
The almost straight lines correspond to the asymptotic Pn given in (35).
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
It is now quite straight forward to calculate the value of b = ˆb for which the variance is minimum.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
It is quite straight forward to calculate the value of ˆb for which the variance is minimum.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Here we estimate the size, l, of a step, which is situated at the top of a straight surface of a connected cluster, see Fig. 6.
The Random-bond Potts model in the large-q limit
FIG. 6. A connected cluster with a step of l-points on the top of a straight surface.
The Random-bond Potts model in the large-q limit
UHECRs in the strong magnetic fields of the pulsar be straight.
Constraints on the Acceleration of Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays in Accretion-Induced Collapse Pulsars
It is straight forward to see that the counit property for the only possible counit gives f = g = 1A .
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
Let β0 be the abscissa of the point of the graph of g that lies also on the straight line from the origin tangent to the graph (see figure 2).
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
The straight line from the origin tangent to the graph of g touches the graph at a point with abscissa β0 > x0 .
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
The straight electron tracks were fit with a line in each pro jection.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
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