Definitions for: Straight


[n] a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
[n] a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
[n] a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
[adv] without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
[adv] 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"
[adj] erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"
[adv] in a straight line; in a direct course; "the road runs straight"
[adj] right; in keeping with the facts; "set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report"
[adj] successive (without a break); "sick for five straight days"
[adj] (slang) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
[adj] following a correct or logical method; "straight reasoning"
[adj] reliable in matters of fact; "he was always straight with me"
[adj] without water; "took his whiskey neat"
[adj] accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true"
[adj] (of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
[adj] (informal) not homosexual
[adj] characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
[adj] having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
[adj] without curves
[adj] no longer coiled
[adj] honest and morally upright; "I just want a straight answer to the question"; "straight dealing"
[adj] neatly arranged; not disorderly; "the room is straight now"



Webster (1913) Definition: Straight, a.
A variant of Strait, a. [Obs. or R.]

Egypt is a long country, but it is straight, that is to
say, narrow. --Sir J.
Mandeville.


Straight, a. [Compar. Straighter; superl.
Straightest.] [OE. strei?t, properly p. p. of strecchen to
stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend.
See Stretch.]
1. 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. --Isa. xl.
4.

There are many several sorts of crooked lines, but
there is only one which is straight. --Dryden.

2. (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.

3. (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.



4. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from
truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.

5. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight. [Slang]

6. 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. [Political
Cant, U.S.]

Straight arch (Arch.), a form of arch in which the intrados
is straight, but with its joints drawn radially, as in a
common arch.

A straight face, one giving no evidence of merriment or
other emotion.

A straight line. ``That which lies evenly between its
extreme points.'' --Euclid. ``The shortest line between
two points.'' --Chauvenet. ``A line which has the same
direction through its whole length.'' --Newcomb.

Straight-way valve, a valve which, when opened widely,
affords a straight passageway, as for water.


Straight, adv.
In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith;
immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.
``Floating straight.'' --Shak.

I know thy generous temper well; Fling but the
appearance of dishonor on it, It straight takes fire,
and mounts into a blaze. --Addison.

Everything was going on straight. --W. Black.


Straight, n. (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.


Straight, v. t.
To straighten. [R.] --A Smith.

Synonyms: aboveboard, accurate, aligned, consecutive, continuous, conventional, correct, dependable, direct, directly, erect, even, flat, full-strength, guileless, heterosexual, heterosexual, heterosexual person, honest, honorable, neat, reliable, right, square, straight person, straightarrow(a), straightaway, straightforward, tidy, trabeate, trabeated, transparent, true, unbent, unbowed, uncoiled, uncurled, uncurved, uncurving, undiluted, uninterrupted, unpermed, untwisted, unwound, upright, vertical

Antonyms: coiled, corrupt, crooked, curly, curved, curving, indirectly

See Also: direct, fucker, human, individual, lawful, mortal, perpendicular, person, poker hand, section, segment, somebody, someone, soul, stretch

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