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Definition of Strait

Strait

  1. A variant of Straight.
  2. Narrow; not broad.
  3. Tight; close; closely fitting.
  4. Close; intimate; near; familiar.
  5. Strict; scrupulous; rigorous.
  6. Difficult; distressful; straited.
  7. Parsimonious; niggargly; mean.
  8. Strictly; rigorously.
  9. A narrow pass or passage.
  10. A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw.
  11. A neck of land; an isthmus.
  12. Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits.
  13. To put to difficulties.
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Strait Translations

strait in German is schmal
strait in Italian is stretto
strait in Latin is angustus
strait in Portuguese is estreito