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Definition 1: a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is a kind of ...) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

"a section of a fishing rod" "metal sections were used below ground" "finished the final segment of the road"

(... is a kind of straight ) a straightaway section of a racetrack

Definition 2: a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit) - [noun denoting group]

(straight is a kind of ...) the 5 cards held in a game of poker

Definition 3: a person having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 4: having no deviations - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • straight lines
  • straight roads across the desert
  • straight teeth
  • straight shoulders

(straight is similar to ...) in a straight line

"pearly teeth evenly aligned"

(straight is similar to ...) not bent

"looking for an unbent nail" "trees with straight unbent trunks make the best lumber"

(straight is similar to ...) not twisted; formerly twisted but now straight

(means also ...) direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short

"a direct route" "a direct flight" "a direct hit"

(means also ...) at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

"a vertical camera angle" "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab" "measure the perpendicular height"

(... are attributes of straight) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

"he could barely make out their shapes"

Definition 5: no longer coiled - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) not curled

"lay uncurled on the bed"

Definition 6: (of hair) having no waves or curls - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her naturally straight hair hung long and silky

(straight is similar to ...) not having been curled

(straight is similar to ...) not having had a permanent wave

"smooth glossy unpermed hair"

(... are attributes of straight) (of hair) a tendency to curl

Definition 7: characterized by honesty and fairness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • straight dealing
  • a square deal

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) without concealment or deception; honest

"their business was open and aboveboard" "straightforward in all his business affairs"

(straight is similar to ...) free of deceit

(straight is similar to ...) conventionally moral and upright

(means also ...) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

"honest lawyers" "honest reporting"

(means also ...) conformable to or allowed by law

"lawful methods of dissent"

(... are attributes of straight) the quality of being honest

Definition 8: free from curves or angles - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a straight line

(straight is similar to ...) not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)

(straight is similar to ...) having no curves

Definition 9: in a straight line; in a direct course - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the road runs straight

Definition 10: in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't answer directly
  • told me straight out
  • came out flat for less work and more pay

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

Definition 11: without deviation - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the path leads directly to the lake
  • went direct to the office

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

Definition 12: in keeping with the facts - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • set the record straight
  • made sure the facts were straight in the report

(straight is similar to ...) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

Definition 13: successive (without a break) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sick for five straight days

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) continuing in time or space without interruption

"a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light" "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months" "lived in continuous fear" "a continuous row of warehouses" "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it" "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

Definition 14: rigidly conventional or old-fashioned - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) unimaginative and conformist

"conventional bourgeois lives" "conventional attitudes"

(straight is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 15: following a correct or logical method - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • straight reasoning

(straight is similar to ...) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

"the correct answer" "the correct version" "the right answer" "took the right road" "the right decision"

Definition 16: without evasion or compromise - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a square contradiction
  • he is not being as straightforward as it appears

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

"a direct question" "a direct response" "a direct approach"

Definition 17: erect in posture - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sit straight
  • stood defiantly with unbowed back

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) upright in position or posture

"an erect stature" "erect flower stalks" "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression" "a column still vertical amid the ruins" "he sat bolt upright"

Definition 18: not homosexual - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(straight is similar to ...) sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex

(straight is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 19: neatly arranged; not disorderly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the room is straight now

(straight is similar to ...) marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

"a tidy person" "a tidy house" "a tidy mind"

Definition 20: (of an alcoholic drink) without water - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took his whiskey neat

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) not diluted

"undiluted milk" "an undiluted racial strain"

Definition 21: accurately fitted; level - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the window frame isn't quite true

Synonyms for straight in the sense of this definition

(straight is similar to ...) being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)

"an even application of varnish" "an even floor" "the road was not very even" "the picture is even with the window"

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