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Definition 1: a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for strait in the sense of this definition

(strait is a kind of ...) a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels

"the ship went aground in the channel"

(... is a kind of strait ) a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

(... is an instance of strait) the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey

(... is an instance of strait) a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

(... is an instance of strait) the strait separating Vancouver Island from the Canadian mainland

(... is an instance of strait) the strait between Spain and Africa

(... is an instance of strait) a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman

(... is an instance of strait) the strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent; discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520; an important route around South America before the Panama Canal was built

(... is an instance of strait) the strait separating Sicily from the tip of Italy

(... is an instance of strait) the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea; shortest distance between England and the European continent

(... is an instance of strait) the strait between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra; it connects the Pacific Ocean to the east with the Indian Ocean to the west and is an important shipping lane

(... is an instance of strait) a broad strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Norway

(... is an instance of strait) a strait between Northern Ireland and Scotland that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea

(... is an instance of strait) a tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn

(... is an instance of strait) a strait connecting the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean

(... is an instance of strait) a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; separates the European and Asian parts of Turkey; an important shipping route

(... is an instance of strait) a narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand

(... is an instance of strait) a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean; discovered in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake

(... is an instance of strait) a strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Sweden; connects with the North Sea through the Skagerrak

(... is an instance of strait) a strait between Korea and Japan; connects the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan

(... is an instance of strait) a strait in northern Wales between Anglesey Island and the mainland

(... is an instance of strait) a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea

Definition 2: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for strait in the sense of this definition

(strait is a kind of ...) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

"the dangerous situation developed suddenly" "that's quite a situation" "no human situation is simple"

(... is a kind of strait ) a state of extreme distress

Definition 3: narrow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • strait is the gate

(strait is similar to ...) not wide

"a narrow bridge" "a narrow line across the page"

(strait is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

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