straight meaning

  • Straight may refer to: Straight (poker), a poker hand containing five cards in sequential ranked order Straight, or straights, used to describe individuals with mainstream points of view and appearance. Straight, or straights, used to describe animal feedstuffs fed "straight" without further processing.
  • NounPLstraights
    1. Something that is not crooked or bent.
      1. After four grueling laps, the race had come down to a sprint. Into the straight, although my legs were burning, I called on them for more, and they responded. On my inside the maroon singlet came with me, until it was just the two of us heading for the line.
    2. (poker) Five cards in sequence.
      1. Colloquial uses.
        1. My friends call straights "heteros".
        2. Boys! Boys! You're scaring the straights, okay? Is there any way that we could do this tomorrow?
        3. A straight = a straighter = a straight cut, une cigarette en tabac de Virginie.]
    3. VerbSGstraightsPRstraightingPT, PPstraighted
      1. VT To straighten.
      2. AdjectiveCOMstraighterCOMmore straightSUPstraightestSUPmost straight
        1. Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length.
          1. Now, as the world knows, the straightest way to the heart of the honest voter is through the women of the land, and the straightest way to the heart of the women is through the children of the land; and one method of winning both, with rural politicians, is to kiss the babies wide and far.
          2. There's nothing more annoying than taking a great picture, only to find that the horizon isn't straight.
        2. OBS (rare) Strait; narrow.
          1. Figurative uses.
            1. ‘It wasn't the proper thing, squoire. It wasn't straight.’
            2. Tony Blair issued a direct challenge to the IRA yesterday when he demanded they give straight answers to three simple questions  [ …] .
            3. It moves them from 17th to 12th on seven points, while Bolton are now bottom of the table with five straight defeats.
            4. Oh, music, how he loved it; it seemed to set everything straight all at once in his head.
            5. Real cowboys know how to rope, ride a horse and drink whisky straight.
            6. Steyn continues and it's all a bit more orderly down his end as O'Brien defends the first three balls with a straight bat and a respectful dip of the head.
            7. Murray started well against Marcos Baghdatis before slumping to defeat in straight sets and the British No1 admitted he may not have been mentally prepared for the rigours of the ATP Tour after a gruelling start to 2011.
            8. a straight Republican;  a straight Democrat ‎
            9. a straight ballot ‎
          2. Colloquial uses.
            1. You say you've got to go home. Well at least there's someone there that you can talk to. And you never have to face up to the night on your own. Jesus, it must be great to be straight.
            2. For all the boredom the straight life brings, it's not too bad.
            3. We only appear straight for the first five seconds. Just walking down the street, in the diner, or at the boardwalk, we hear, "Is she a man? Is she a woman? If she is a straight woman, what is she doing with this gay man?" We check in with each other. "What do you think, is it okay? I think we should go. I think we should cross over to the other side. Danger."
        3. AdverbCOMstraighterCOMmore straightSUPstraightestSUPmost straight
          1. Of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line.
            1. The door will be straight ahead of you.
            2. Go straight back.
          2. Directly; without pause, delay or detour.
            1. On arriving at work, he went straight to his office.
          3. Continuously; without interruption or pause.
            1. He claims he can hold his breath for three minutes straight.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • I didn't think I'd be stepping on my sister's toes when I told my nephew to sit up straight at the dinner table.
            • Gene Nelson, Warner Bros fleetfooted terper, is going to try going straight in more than one sense. In Dont Cry Baby he won't dance except to a theoretical piper
            • You will probably have to pull teeth to get a straight answer from a car salesman.

        Meaning of straight for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "straight" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
                Difficultness: Level 1
                Easy     ➨     Difficult
                Definiteness: Level 9
                Definite    ➨     Versatile
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