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Definitions of straight:

  • noun:   a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
  • noun:   a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
  • noun:   a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
  • adjective:   not homosexual
  • adjective:   erect in posture
    Example: "He was straight with something angry in his attitude"
  • adjective:   having no deviations
    Example: "Straight lines"
  • adjective:   without curves
  • adjective:   honest and morally upright
    Example: "I just want a straight answer to the question"
  • adjective:   neatly arranged; not disorderly
    Example: "The room is straight now"
  • adjective:   right; in keeping with the facts
    Example: "Set the record straight"
  • adjective:   successive (without a break)
    Example: "Sick for five straight days"
  • adjective:   following a correct or logical method
    Example: "Straight reasoning"
  • adjective:   reliable in matters of fact
    Example: "He was always straight with me"
  • adjective:   (of hair) having no waves or curls
    Example: "Her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
  • adjective:   characterized by honesty and fairness
  • adjective:   no longer coiled
  • adjective:   rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
  • adjective:   without water
  • adjective:   accurately fitted; level
  • adverb:   in a straight line; in a direct course
    Example: "The road runs straight"
  • adverb:   without deviation
  • adverb:   in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
    Example: "Told me straight out"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5018)


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