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Meaning & Definition of Straight in English

English

Straight

/stret/

noun

1. A heterosexual person

  • Someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    synonym:
  • heterosexual
  • ,
  • heterosexual person
  • ,
  • straight person
  • ,
  • straight

2. A poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

    synonym:
  • straight

3. A straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

    synonym:
  • straightaway
  • ,
  • straight

adjective

1. Successive (without a break)

  • "Sick for five straight days"
    synonym:
  • straight
  • ,
  • consecutive

2. Having no deviations

  • "Straight lines"
  • "Straight roads across the desert"
  • "Straight teeth"
  • "Straight shoulders"
    synonym:
  • straight

3. (of hair) having no waves or curls

  • "Her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
    synonym:
  • straight

4. Erect in posture

  • "Sit straight"
  • "Stood defiantly with unbowed back"
    synonym:
  • straight
  • ,
  • unbent
  • ,
  • unbowed

5. In keeping with the facts

  • "Set the record straight"
  • "Made sure the facts were straight in the report"
    synonym:
  • straight

6. Characterized by honesty and fairness

  • "Straight dealing"
  • "A square deal"
    synonym:
  • straight
  • ,
  • square

7. No longer coiled

    synonym:
  • uncoiled
  • ,
  • straight

8. Free from curves or angles

  • "A straight line"
    synonym:
  • straight

9. Neatly arranged

  • Not disorderly
  • "The room is straight now"
    synonym:
  • straight

10. Not homosexual

    synonym:
  • straight

11. Accurately fitted

  • Level
  • "The window frame isn't quite true"
    synonym:
  • true
  • ,
  • straight

12. Without evasion or compromise

  • "A square contradiction"
  • "He is not being as straightforward as it appears"
    synonym:
  • square(a)
  • ,
  • straightforward
  • ,
  • straight

13. Without water

  • "Took his whiskey neat"
    synonym:
  • neat
  • ,
  • straight
  • ,
  • full-strength

14. Following a correct or logical method

  • "Straight reasoning"
    synonym:
  • straight

15. Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

    synonym:
  • square
  • ,
  • straight

adverb

1. Without deviation

  • "The path leads directly to the lake"
  • "Went direct to the office"
    synonym:
  • directly
  • ,
  • straight
  • ,
  • direct

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • directly
  • ,
  • flat
  • ,
  • straight

3. In a straight line

  • In a direct course
  • "The road runs straight"
    synonym:
  • straight

Examples of using

I go straight home after work.
She went straight to bed.
They went straight to bed.