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Etymology

Middle English streght (Anglo Saxon streht), the past participle of Middle English strechen (Anglo-Saxon streccan), to stretch.

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Adjective

straight (comparative straighter, superlative straightest)

Positive
straight

Comparative
straighter

Superlative
straightest

  1. Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length.
    a straight line.
  2. Strictly along political lines.
    He always votes a straight ticket.
  3. Direct, truthful, frank.
    a straight answer.
  4. As it should be.
    Everything is straight now.
  5. Undiluted.
    straight whiskey.
  6. Having all cylinders in a single row. (referring to an internal combustion engine)
    a straight six.
  7. slang: conventional.
  8. slang: heterosexual.
  9. slang: boring, unappealing, bad or of low quality.
  10. (cricket) On, or near a line running between the two wickets.

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Usage notes

  • Straight is sometimes humorously used as meaning low quality by homosexuals and bisexuals, rather than gay.

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Adverb

straight (comparative straighter, superlative straightest)

Positive
straight

Comparative
straighter

Superlative
straightest

  1. In a forward direction.
    straight ahead
  2. Continuously; without interruption or pause.
    He claims he can hold his breath for three minutes straight.

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Noun

Singular
straight

Plural
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straight ({{{1}}})
  1. A part of a racecourse, running track or other road etc that is not curved.
  2. In poker, five cards in sequence.

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