straight straight  /ˈstreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having no deviations
  2. (adj) characterized by honesty and fairness
  3. (adv) in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
  4. (adv) without deviation
  5. (n) a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
  6. (n) a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
  7. (n) a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
  8. (adj) successive (without a break)
  9. (adj) (of hair) having no waves or curls
  10. (adj) erect in posture
  11. (adj) in keeping with the facts
  12. (adj) no longer coiled
  13. (adj) free from curves or angles
  14. (adj) neatly arranged; not disorderly
  15. (adj) not homosexual
  16. (adj) accurately fitted; level
  17. (adj) without evasion or compromise
  18. (adj) without water
  19. (adj) following a correct or logical method
  20. (adj) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
  21. (adv) in a straight line; in a direct course

Usage(s):

  1. Why gay couples have more equality and less tension at home--but still split up more often than straight pairs.
  2. Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women.

News

  1. AquaSox beat Spokane 6-4 for second straight win

    SPOKANE -- For a second straight game, solid starting pitching, patience at the plate and Spokane Indians' miscues ensured a win for the Everett AquaSox.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Dow's 8th straight session of triple-digit moves is longest streak since 2011

    Dow's 8th straight session of triple-digit moves is longest streak since 2011
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Straight No Chaser opens Chautauqua's season

    It's raining men Saturday at Chautauqua Institution Straight No Chaser opens the season. The a cappella supergroup, with 10 male singers, will make its third consecutive appearance at the venue. The first two sold out in advance.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

Quotes

  1. "We're thrilled that `Today' show's `Modern Wedding Contest' now recognizes what most fair-minded Americans have already concluded — a wedding celebrates love and commitment, whether the spouses are straight or gay," said Jarrett Barrios,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jarrett Barrios Source: The Associated Press

  2. In a statement released through his agent, McCarron said: "After two days of careful contemplation I have decided to release this statement in hopes of setting the record straight. On Jan. 28, I was interviewed by Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco...
    on Feb 1, 2010 By: Scott McCarron Source: CBSSports.com (blog)

  3. "He should be able to go straight home to his family and spend his last days there," said Briton Jim Swire, who lost his daughter Flora on Flight 103 and leads a group that has petitioned for Megrahi's release.
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Jim Swire Source: USA Today

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