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
Example sentences from the Web for straight
My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.
Heck, research shows that a little bit of Viagra will even help cut flowers stand up straighter for as long as a week.
Three-minute-per-day vibrations claim to shape the nose into a straighter, higher version of the shnoz you currently have.DIY Plastic Surgery: Can You Change Your Face Without Going Under the Knife?|Nina Strochlic|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those last two points should make folks sit up a little straighter.
His bassy, back-of-the-throat syllables are straighter and sexier; his yowls are more pointed and pained.
Only Sheila Carmack seemed fascinated, as she sat a bit straighter in her chair and peered brightly across her drink.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
The deeper, straighter, and smoother the channels of migration, the lower the stratum they can tap.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
Swift and straight as Sarchedon dashed in, the arrow flew swifter, straighter yet.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Waziri gave his late playmates no notice beyond sitting rather straighter on the wagon seat than was comfortable.Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
Your visits would make Wildeve walk straighter than he is inclined to do, and might prevent unhappiness down the heath.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
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