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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

Perhaps we should worry less about judging people for being Mormon or Baptist or Muslim or gay or straight or black or white or Latino or by their religious or political brands and worry more about electing thoughtful, serious and ethical politicians on both sides of the political isle who are willing to work together for progress.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Chanakya

I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn't hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away.
Gary Oldman

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller
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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