straightness

Definitions

  • Straight Cut
    Straight Cut
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n straightness a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
    • n straightness having honest intentions "he acted in good faith","doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants"
    • n straightness trueness of course toward a goal "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
    • n straightness freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
    • n straightness (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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So Straight he Leaned Backward 211 So Straight he Leaned Backward 211
"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: The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days
    • n Straightness A variant of Straitness.
    • n Straightness The quality, condition, or state, of being straight; as, the straightness of a path.
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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
    • n straightness The property or state of being straight.
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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.
    • n Straightness narrowness: tightness
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Quotations

  • W. C. Fields
    W.%20C.%20Fields
    “You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.”
  • 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.”
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.”
  • Andre Gide
    Andre%20Gide
    “A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.”

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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. streht, pa.p. of streccan, to stretch.

Usage

In literature:

You're gittin' it straight this time.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
As if aware of that straight regard, the dancer presently spoke, without turning or moving an eyelid.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
He was a very striking-looking man, tall and straight, and well-built.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
I may mention that the three roads are quite straight.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
He went straight up to the boss.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
We've been playing a straight game.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Iris went straight over to one of the open windows, knelt down, and put her little elbows on the ledge.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
When Maria's father returned that night, he came, as usual, straight to the room wherein she and Mrs. Addix were sitting.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
My glance went from his weapon, a rather heavy German blade, straight and slender-pointed, to his face.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
So he bent lower over the buckskin's neck and rode straight through the black, silent night.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
It's generally better to be straight, and face facts, however disagreeable.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Becky had sung for them, standing between two straight white candles.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Now Suzanna opened the gate, mended, she noticed, and hanging straight, and started down the garden path.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
If you'd asked straight for it, I'd have given it you.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
The swordfish had run straight toward the boat.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
But he lost his head, and ran out of the bushes straight across the Venn.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
She plunged straight into the struggling group, and hammered at it indiscriminately with two small fists.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
I thought you'd like to read it straight off.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Because we've saved money and got straight again.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
To help in boring this straight, clamp a straight-edge (the ruler may do) in the vise together with the square stick.
"Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop" by Harris W. Moore
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In poetry:

And one of us - that is I
came to love. The world blossomed for me
like a great cloud, a fire-dream
and I am straight as a tree.
"The Glimpse" by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
Stand straight:
Step firmly, throw your weight:
The heaven is high above your head,
The good gray road is faithful to your tread.
"Rules For The Road" by Edwin Markham
Straight, straight towards that oaken beam,
A trampled pathway ran;
A ghastly shape was swinging there,--
It was the butcher man.
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Whence straight he came with hat and wig;
A wig that flow’d behind,
A hat not much the worse for wear,
Each comely in its kind.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
When first we saw the apple tree
The boughs were dark and straight,
But never grief to give had we,
Though Spring delayed so late.
"The Apple Tree" by Dorothy Parker
Till straight, my Lord, with sweet surprise,
Returns to loose my bands,
With kind compassion in his eyes,
And pardon in his hands.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Anglers to Fish 24 Hours Straight This Weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Coughlin, with as straight a face as he could muster, insisted that talk really is still cheap in the Giants organization.
Frankel finished his dazzling career unbeaten by winning the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday for a 14th straight victory, enhancing his status as one of the greatest racehorses ever.
Looking back at the last time the Thunder lost four straight.
Philip Rivers and the Chargers have won three straight games and earned their way back into the AFC West race.
Fight in the stands in the 1st set of Novak Djokovic straight sets victory… (Antonelli/News ).
Bagger 's teams won 69 straight games to set a state record.
With over 10 wins (2 straight weeks of winning.
This is Omaha Public Power District's second-highest rate hike in 10 straight years of increases.
The Lady Redmen tracksters won their third straight league title, and the.
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Tuesday attempted to set the record straight on a number of topics.
For the LGBT community, their families and straight allies.
Since M is Miranda's fave magazine, she came straight to us at our exclusive photo shoot in NYC to set the record straight about her dating Nat Wolff from The Naked Brothers Band.
Today the Husson softball team beginning their journey to a fourth straight North Atlantic Conference title and looking for their fourth straight NCAA tournament berth.
Pretty straight-forward stuff: Straight down Holly Road to Grange Hall, turned around and went back.
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In science:

Also shown is the straight line corresponding to equal Balmer and Lyman temperature together with the best fit straight line corresponding to y=0.964x.
A comparison of DA white dwarf temperatures and gravities from Lyman and Balmer line studies
In collisionless shocks dominated by Weibel turbulence, the particle moves almost straight, along the line of sight almost straight and experiences high-frequency jittering in the perpendicular direction due to the random Lorentz force.
Kinetics of Particles in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks
Since the charge of the particle is not known, a straight line is assumed, whereby we take the position vector of the cluster and make a straight line from the cluster to the center of the detector.
Progress on Quarkonium Studies in STAR
This muon deviates from straight by almost 5 sigma, while most cosmic muons have a substantially smaller deviation from straightness.
The Maximum Detectable Momentum for cosmic ray muons in the MINOS far detector
Section 3.1 shows that these integral curves are straight lines (segments of straight lines).
Monge--Amp\`ere equation and Bellman optimization of Carleson Embedding Theorems
We exploited this freedom to define a nice and “expected" connection which led to straight line geodesics in section 4.2.2, and then arbitrarily define a completely different connection in 4.2.4 which led to much more exotic geodesics (straight lines, circles, and spirals).
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
Here ∆φ is measured from the line of asymptotic straight line motion in the past to the line of asymptotic straight line motion in the future in the trigonometric sense.
The Hydrodynamic Chaplygin Sleigh
A d-stack with corners X is called straight if (iX )∗ : Iso∂X ([x′ ]) → IsoX ([x]) is an isomorphism for all [x′ ] ∈ ∂X top with iX, top ([x′ ]) = [x]. D-stacks with boundary are automatically straight.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
If X is straight then ∂X is straight, so by induction ∂ kX is also straight for all k > 0.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
The bivector part describes the amount by which the actual path deviated from the straight line (expressed in terms of the area enclosed between the actual path and the straight path).
Physical Applications of a Generalized Clifford Calculus (Papapetrou equations and Metamorphic Curvature)
In this section, we construct wires and gates in three dimensions with the domino and straight tromino, or (if you prefer) the dicube and straight tricube, shown in figure 18.
Hard Tiling Problems with Simple Tiles
The number of the transferred states can be determined for small t′ by expanding in terms of the x equienergetic curve for t′ 6= 0 small departure of the εL from the straight line and by calculating the surface between the straight line and this curve.
Singular Behavior of the Extended Emery Model for High-Tc Superconductors
This energy is evidently minimal for a straight string, since a straight string has constant tangent vector.
Pulling strings at finite temperature: Another force-extension formula for the Worm-Like Chain Model
That is when Ω gets large, the vortices tend to be straight, while if β is small then the straight vortex loses local stability and the first vortex to be nucleated is bent.
On the shape of vortices for a rotating Bose Einstein condensate
For Ω large, one expects several vortices in the condensate, but the fact that a straight vortex is stable gives an indication that for Ω large, each vortex should be nearly straight, which is consistent with the observations .
On the shape of vortices for a rotating Bose Einstein condensate
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