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Definition of Straight

Straight

  1. A variant of Strait, a.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
  5. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.
  6. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight.
  7. 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.
  8. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.
  9. A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.
  10. To straighten.

Straight Quotations

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Phyllis Diller

Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been.
Samuel Daniel

I'm not an example for how people should live their lives. Never in my life would I ever set out to be an example for people on how to live their lives. If you need an example for how to live, then you just shouldn't have been born. Straight up.
Lil Wayne

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
Kelly Miller

An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
Isaac Newton
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Straight Translations

straight in Afrikaans is direk
straight in Danish is lige
straight in Dutch is direct, live, recht, rechtstreeks
straight in Finnish is suora
straight in French is direct, droite
straight in Italian is pari
straight in Portuguese is em linha reta
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