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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Straight  \Straight\,  a. 
  A  variant  of  {Strait},  a.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  Egypt  is  a  long  country,  but  it  is  straight,  that  is  to 
  say  narrow.  --Sir  J. 
  Mandeville. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Straight  \Straight\,  a.  [Compar.  {Straighter};  superl. 
  {Straightest}.]  [OE.  strei?t,  properly  p.  p.  of  strecchen  to 
  stretch,  AS  streht,  p.  p.  of  streccan  to  stretch,  to  extend. 
  See  {Stretch}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  And  the  crooked  shall  be  made  straight.  --Isa.  xl 
  4. 
 
  There  are  many  several  sorts  of  crooked  lines,  but 
  there  is  only  one  which  is  straight.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  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. 
 
  3.  (Card  Playing)  Composed  of  cards  which  constitute  a 
  regular  sequence,  as  the  ace,  king,  queen,  jack,  and 
  ten-spot;  as  a  straight  hand;  a  straight  flush. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Straight  \Straight\,  adv 
  In  a  straight  manner;  directly;  rightly;  forthwith; 
  immediately;  as  the  arrow  went  straight  to  the  mark. 
  ``Floating  straight.''  --Shak. 
 
  I  know  thy  generous  temper  well  Fling  but  the 
  appearance  of  dishonor  on  it  It  straight  takes  fire, 
  and  mounts  into  a  blaze.  --Addison. 
 
  Everything  was  going  on  straight.  --W.  Black. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Straight  \Straight\,  n.  (Poker) 
  A  hand  of  five  cards  in  consecutive  order  as  to  value;  a 
  sequence.  When  they  are  of  one  suit,  it  is  calles  straight 
  flush. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Straight  \Straight\,  v.  t. 
  To  straighten.  [R.]  --A  Smith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  straight 
  adj  1:  successive  (without  a  break);  "sick  for  five  straight  days" 
  [syn:  {consecutive}] 
  2:  having  no  deviations;  "straight  lines";  "straight  roads 
  across  the  desert";  "straight  teeth";  "straight  shoulders" 
  [ant:  {crooked}] 
  3:  (of  hair)  having  no  waves  or  curls;  "her  naturally  straight 
  hair  hung  long  and  silky"  [ant:  {curly}] 
  4:  erect  in  posture;  "behind  him  sat  old  man  Arthur;  he  was 
  straight  with  something  angry  in  his  attitude";  "stood 
  defiantly  with  unbowed  back"  [syn:  {unbent},  {unbowed},  {upright}] 
  5:  right  in  keeping  with  the  facts;  "set  the  record  straight"; 
  "made  sure  the  facts  were  straight  in  the  report" 
  6:  honest  and  morally  upright;  "I  just  want  a  straight  answer 
  to  the  question";  "straight  dealing"  [ant:  {crooked}] 
  7:  no  longer  coiled  [syn:  {uncoiled}]  [ant:  {coiled}] 
  8:  without  curves  [ant:  {curved}] 
  9:  neatly  arranged;  not  disorderly;  "the  room  is  straight  now" 
  10:  characterized  by  honesty  and  fairness;  "a  square  deal"; 
  "wanted  to  do  the  square  thing"  [syn:  {square}] 
  11:  (informal)  not  homosexual 
  12:  accurately  fitted;  level;  "the  window  frame  isn't  quite 
  true"  [syn:  {true}] 
  13:  without  water;  "took  his  whiskey  neat"  [syn:  {neat},  {full-strength}] 
  14:  reliable  in  matters  of  fact  "he  was  always  straight  with 
  me" 
  15:  following  a  correct  or  logical  method;  "straight  reasoning" 
  16:  (slang)  rigidly  conventional  or  old-fashioned  [syn:  {square}] 
  n  1:  a  heterosexual  person;  someone  having  a  sexual  orientation 
  to  persons  of  the  opposite  sex  [syn:  {heterosexual},  {heterosexual 
  person},  {straight  person}] 
  2:  a  poker  hand  with  5  consecutive  cards  (regardless  of  suit) 
  3:  a  straight  segment  of  a  roadway  or  racecourse  [syn:  {straightaway}] 
  adv  1:  without  deviation;  "the  path  leads  directly  to  the  lake"; 
  "went  direct  to  the  office"  [syn:  {directly},  {direct}] 
  2:  in  a  forthright  manner;  candidly  or  frankly;  "he  didn't 
  answer  directly";  "told  me  straight  out";  "came  out  flat 
  for  less  work  and  more  pay"  [syn:  {directly},  {flat}] 
  [ant:  {indirectly}] 
  3:  in  a  straight  line  in  a  direct  course;  "the  road  runs 
  straight" 




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