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.
Words nearby straight
Idioms for straight
Origin of straight
SYNONYMS FOR straight
OTHER WORDS FROM straight
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH straightstraight strait
Examples from the Web for straights
And for the actual too-racy-for-primetime moments, edit them out just like you do for the straights.
During the years the Straights lived at the farm, farming operations consisted of the raising of Hereford cattle.
Two straights perpendicular to a third straight intersect at a point half a straight from the third either way.The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
They abound most along coasts, in straights and bays, and are seldom caught in water more than forty or fifty fathoms in depth.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical|Frank H. Stauffer
The contradiction would be manifest as soon as one affirmed, for example, the existence of straights and circles.
Its date of construction is not certain, but it is known to have been present when the Straights acquired the farm in 1942.
British Dictionary definitions for straights
- 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 straights
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