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  • 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

  • Why gay couples have more equality and less tension at home--but still split up more often than straight pairs.
  • Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women.
  • The two straight men who most famously pretended to be gay in this state were Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney, who--five years ago this week--got Matthew Shepard into a truck .
News & Articles


  • Jarrett Barrios in The Associated Press
    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,...
  • Scott McCarron in (blog)
    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...
  • Jim Swire in USA Today
    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.

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