[ streyt-uh-hed ]

  1. not deviating from what is usual or expected; conventional or traditional; standard: a straight-ahead novel with a happy ending.

Origin of straight-ahead

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby straight-ahead Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use straight-ahead in a sentence

  • Straight ahead a section of building jutted up and revealed two small windows, which seemed to regard him like watching eyes.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • Out from where the boys stood, straight ahead rolled the bay, with an unbroken view away across to the cape, some five miles off.

    The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
  • I did not turn my head to see whether Whistling Jim was following, but rode straight ahead.

    A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
  • "They are going straight ahead—the same way we are going," High Eagle told him.

    Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
  • Her eyes looked straight ahead into the eyes of the stranger.

    Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland