adjective, straight·er, straight·est.
- traditional; conventional.
- free from using narcotics.
- not engaged in crime; law-abiding; reformed.
- a heterosexual.
- a person who follows traditional or conventional mores.
- a person who is free from narcotics.
SYNONYMS FOR straight
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Idioms for straight
Origin of straight
OTHER WORDS FROM straight
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH straightstraight , strait
Words nearby straight
Example sentences from the Web for straight
One person up front, the other standing just behind and to the side, eyes straight ahead.
Wacom Intuos drawing tabletIf you want to go straight to digital, but are not ready to invest in an iPad Pro, then Wacom’s Intuos drawing tablet is a great way to experiment without breaking the bank.Must-have art supplies to let your inner creative shine|Sandra Gutierrez G.|February 11, 2021|Popular Science
Look to an ergonomic desk chair for great supportThe best ergonomic desk chair will make sitting up straight feel easier than slouching.
It gives us a chance to learn the things that we wouldn’t know going straight into it.An NBA experiment lets draft prospects skip college, stay home and get paid to play|Michael Lee|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Companies will have the real thing, straight from your brain.New technology can get inside your head. Are you ready?|Laura Sanders|February 11, 2021|Science News For Students
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Except the Braves did not win 14 straight pennants (they did win 14 straight division titles), and Smoltz is a also Republican.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Denied parole nine straight times, he insists he is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Amazing how people can still haul this one out with a straight face.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A new book from gay rights activist Marc Solomon sets the record straight about how gay marriage victories were really won.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
She had listened—she had listened intently, looking straight out of the window and without moving.Confidence|Henry James
It mounted straight as a plume for a little way, until it met the cool air of evening which was beginning to fall.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
This judicial bent of the child is a curious one and often develops a priggish fondness for setting others morally straight.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for straight
- five cards that are in sequence irrespective of suit
- a hand containing such a sequence
- (as modifier)a straight flush
Derived forms of straightstraightly, adverbstraightness, noun
Word Origin for straight
Idioms and Phrases with straight
In addition to the idioms beginning with straight
- straight and narrow, the
- straight as an arrow
- straighten out
- straighten up
- straight face
- straight from the horse's mouth
- straight from the shoulder
- straight goods
- straight off
- straight out
- straight talk
- straight ticket
- straight up
- (straight) from the horse's mouth
- get something straight
- give it to (someone straight)
- go straight
- keep a straight face
- right (straight) out
- set straight
- shoot straight