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1 straight /ˈstreɪt/ adjective
straighter; straightest
1 straight
/ˈstreɪt/
adjective
straighter; straightest
Learner's definition of STRAIGHT
[also more straight; most straight]
: not having curves, bends, or angles
: vertical or level
always used before a noun : following one after the other in order
: following each other without interruption
: honest and direct
always used before a noun
: including only two people or things
: not including any things or parts of a different kind
not used before a noun : with everything in its proper place
not used before a noun : agreeing with what is true or what is stated to be true
see also set/put the record straight at 1record
not used before a noun, informal : having nothing owed by either side
: behaving in a way that is socially correct and acceptable
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: not using drugs or alcohol
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US, of alcoholic drinks : not mixed with anything : without ice or water added
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: not joking or funny : serious see also straight man

— straightness

noun [noncount]
2 straight /ˈstreɪt/ adverb
2 straight
/ˈstreɪt/
adverb
Learner's definition of STRAIGHT
: in a straight or direct way
: in or into a vertical position
: without any delay : directly or immediately
: without interruption
: in an honest and direct way
: in the usual, normal, or correct way

ramrod straight

see ramrod

straight off

US, informal
: without delay or hesitation : immediately

straight out

informal
: in a very direct way
3 straight /ˈstreɪt/ noun
plural straights
3 straight
/ˈstreɪt/
noun
plural straights
Learner's definition of STRAIGHT
[count]
: a straight part of a racecourse : straightaway usually singular
: a hand of playing cards in poker that contains five cards in sequence (such as a five, a six, a seven, an eight, and a nine)

the straight and narrow

informal
: the way of living that is honest and morally proper
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