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.
Origin of straight
SYNONYMS FOR straight
Can be confusedstraight strait
Examples from the Web for straight
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
As a kid, you were convinced that enough digging in the backyard would take you straight through to China.
His tall, straight form, erect and slim, swung toward them over the ice.
La Plume carried them, and no doubt, your aide-de-camp also, straight to the French.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
They were to try their best to turn square corners, to roll their hoops in a straight line, and to keep them from falling down.All About Johnnie Jones|Carolyn Verhoeff
Of all the crumbled roads the most striking was the long, straight one joining Albert and Bapaume.Cavalry of the Clouds|Alan Bott
He glanced back over his shoulder to see the beacon of Scarthey straight over the stern.The Light of Scarthey|Egerton Castle
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 Formsstraightly, 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