straight vs strait :

straight or strait

If something is not crooked or curved it’s straight.If it is a narrow passageway beween two bodies of water, it’s a strait. Place names like “Bering Strait” are almost always spelled “strait.”

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Definitions

  • n  a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
  • n  a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
  • n  a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
  • s  successive (without a break)
    sick for five straight days
  • a  having no deviations
    straight lines
    straight roads across the desert
    straight teeth
    straight shoulders
  • a  (of hair) having no waves or curls
    her naturally straight hair hung long and silky
  • s  erect in posture
    sit straight
  • s  in keeping with the facts
    set the record straight
    made sure the facts were straight in the report
  • a  characterized by honesty and fairness
    straight dealing
  • a  no longer coiled
  • a  free from curves or angles
    a straight line
  • s  neatly arranged; not disorderly
    the room is straight now
  • s  not homosexual
  • s  accurately fitted; level
  • s  without evasion or compromise
    he is not being as straightforward as it appears
  • s  without water
  • s  following a correct or logical method
    straight reasoning
  • s  rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
  • r  without deviation
  • r  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
    told me straight out
  • r  in a straight line; in a direct course
    the road runs straight

  • n  a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  • n  a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
  • s  narrow
    strait is the gate
News & Articles


  • George Strait's father dies
    John Strait, the father of country music star George Strait, died Tuesday morning. John Strait is survived by his wife, Anna; son George and his wife, Norma; daughter Pency Edel and her husband, Lea; daughter-in-law Denise Strait; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    June 12, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
  • Bay Trail to add scenic segment along Carquinez Strait bluffs
    MARTINEZ -- A washed-out and washed-up county road is about to be remade into a new, $5.5 million regional shoreline trail along the scenic Carquinez Strait, linking Central and West Contra Costa County.
    June 12, 2013 - The Montclarion
  • George Strait's father dies
    John Strait, the father of country music star George Strait, died Tuesday morning. John Strait is survived by his wife, Anna; son George and his wife, Norma; daughter Pency Edel and her husband, Lea; daughter-in-law Denise Strait; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    June 12, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News