Straight vs. Streight - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Straight (adjective)

    Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length. from 14thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Of a path, trajectory, etc.: direct, undeviating. from 15thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique. from 17thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Stretched out; fully extended. 15th-16thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Strait; narrow.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding. from 16th c.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward. from 19thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    In a row, in unbroken sequence; consecutive. from 19thc.

    "After four straight wins, Mudchester United are top of the league."

  • Straight (adjective)

    In proper order; as it should be. from 19thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat. from 19thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Describing the bat as held so as not to incline to either side; on, or near a line running between the two wickets. from 19thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Describing the sets in a match of which the winner did not lose a single set. from 19thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party.

    "a straight Republican;"

    "a straight Democrat"

  • Straight (adjective)

    Containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others.

    "a straight ballot"

  • Straight (adjective)

    Conventional, mainstream, socially acceptable. from 20thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Not plus size; thin.

    "the shirts only come in straight sizes, not in plus sizes; shopping at a straight-sized store"

  • Straight (adjective)

    Not using alcohol, drugs, etc. from 20thc.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Heterosexual.

  • Straight (adjective)

    concerning the property allowing the parallel-transport of vectors along a course that keeps tangent vectors remain tangent vectors throughout that course a course which is straight, a straight curve, is a geodesic

  • Straight (adverb)

    Of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line.

    "The door will be straight ahead of you."

    "Go straight back."

  • Straight (adverb)

    Directly; without pause, delay or detour.

    "On arriving at work, he went straight to his office."

  • Straight (adverb)

    Continuously; without interruption or pause.

    "He claims he can hold his breath for three minutes straight."

  • Straight (noun)

    Something that is not crooked or bent such as a part of a road or track.

  • Straight (noun)

    Five cards in sequence.

  • Straight (noun)

    A heterosexual.

    "My friends call straights "heteros"."

  • Straight (noun)

    A normal person; someone in mainstream society.

  • Straight (noun)

    A straighter. from 20th c.

  • Straight (verb)

    To straighten.

  • Streight (noun)

    obsolete spelling of strait

    "''While we were in this situation, one day the admiral, with most of the principal officers, and many people of all stations, being on shore, about seven o'clock in the evening we were alarmed by signals from the frigates stationed for that purpose; and in an instant there was a general cry that the French fleet was out, and just passing through the streights. - "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano", by Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa"

  • Streight (adjective)

    obsolete spelling of straight

Oxford Dictionary

  • Straight (adjective)

    extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend

    "a long, straight road"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of hair) not curly or wavy.

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of a garment) not flared or fitted closely to the body

    "a straight skirt"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of an aim, blow, or course) going direct to the intended target

    "a straight punch to the face"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of a line) lying on the shortest path between any two of its points.

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of an arch) flat-topped.

  • Straight (adjective)

    properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical

    "he made sure his tie was straight"

  • Straight (adjective)

    in proper order or condition

    "it'll take a long time to get the place straight"

  • Straight (adjective)

    not evasive; honest

    "thank you for being straight with me"

    "a straight answer"

  • Straight (adjective)

    simple; straightforward

    "a straight choice between nuclear power and penury"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of a look) bold and steady

    "he gave her a straight, no-nonsense look"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of thinking) clear, logical, and unemotional.

  • Straight (adjective)

    in continuous succession

    "he scored his fourth straight win"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of an alcoholic drink) undiluted; neat

    "straight brandy"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (especially of drama) serious as opposed to comic or musical

    "a straight play"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of a person) conventional or respectable

    "she looked pretty straight in her school clothes"

  • Straight (adjective)

    heterosexual.

  • Straight (adverb)

    in a straight line; directly

    "keep straight on"

    "he was gazing straight at her"

  • Straight (adverb)

    with no delay or diversion; directly or immediately

    "I fell into bed and went straight to sleep"

    "after dinner we went straight back to our hotel"

  • Straight (adverb)

    at once; immediately

    "I'll fetch up the bath to you straight"

  • Straight (adverb)

    in or into a level, even, or upright position

    "sit up straight!"

    "he pulled his clothes straight"

  • Straight (adverb)

    correctly; clearly

    "I'm so tired I can hardly think straight"

  • Straight (adverb)

    honestly and directly; in a straightforward manner

    "I told her straight—the kid's right"

  • Straight (adverb)

    without a break; continuously

    "he remembered working sixteen hours straight"

  • Straight (noun)

    a part of something that is not curved or bent, especially a straight section of a racecourse

    "he pulled away in the straight to win by half a second"

  • Straight (noun)

    a form or position that is not curved or bent

    "the rod flew back to the straight"

  • Straight (noun)

    (in poker) a continuous sequence of five cards.

  • Straight (noun)

    a conventional person.

  • Straight (noun)

    a heterosexual person.

  • Straight (noun)

    (in township slang) a 750 ml bottle of alcoholic drink.

Webster Dictionary

  • Straight (adjective)

    A variant of Strait, a.

  • Straight (adjective)

    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.

  • Straight (adjective)

    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.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight.

  • Straight (adjective)

    Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party; as, a straight Republican; a straight Democrat; also, containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others; as, a straight ballot.

  • Straight (adverb)

    In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.

  • Straight (noun)

    A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.

  • Straight

    To straighten.

  • Streight

    See 2nd Strait.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Straight (noun)

    a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex

  • Straight (noun)

    a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

  • Straight (noun)

    a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

  • Straight (adjective)

    successive (without a break);

    "sick for five straight days"

  • Straight (adjective)

    having no deviations;

    "straight lines"

    "straight roads across the desert"

    "straight teeth"

    "straight shoulders"

  • Straight (adjective)

    (of hair) having no waves or curls;

    "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"

  • Straight (adjective)

    erect in posture;

    "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"

    "stood defiantly with unbowed back"

  • Straight (adjective)

    right; in keeping with the facts;

    "set the record straight"

    "made sure the facts were straight in the report"

  • Straight (adjective)

    honest and morally upright;

    "I just want a straight answer to the question"

    "straight dealing"

  • Straight (adjective)

    no longer coiled

  • Straight (adjective)

    without curves

  • Straight (adjective)

    neatly arranged; not disorderly;

    "the room is straight now"

  • Straight (adjective)

    characterized by honesty and fairness;

    "a square deal"

    "wanted to do the square thing"

  • Straight (adjective)

    not homosexual

  • Straight (adjective)

    accurately fitted; level;

    "the window frame isn't quite true"

  • Straight (adjective)

    without water;

    "took his whiskey neat"

  • Straight (adjective)

    reliable in matters of fact;

    "he was always straight with me"

  • Straight (adjective)

    following a correct or logical method;

    "straight reasoning"

  • Straight (adjective)

    rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

  • Straight (adverb)

    without deviation;

    "the path leads directly to the lake"

    "went direct to the office"

  • Straight (adverb)

    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"

  • Straight (adverb)

    in a straight line; in a direct course;

    "the road runs straight"

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