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straight US English

Extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend

straight US Thesaurus

a long, straight road

straight New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

extending uniformly in one direction;

fair dinkum US English

Used to emphasize or seek confirmation of the genuineness or truth of something

go straight US English

Live an honest life after being a criminal

straight up US English

Unmixed; unadulterated

straight-up US English

Honest; trustworthy

back straight US English

The part of a racecourse that is furthest from the grandstand and parallel to the home straight

straight away US English

Immediately

straight out US English

Without hesitation or deliberation

straight-arm US English

Ward off (an opponent) or remove (an obstacle) with the arm straight

straight-cut US English

(Of tobacco) cut lengthwise into long silky fibres

straight-line US English

Containing, characterized by, or relating to straight lines or motion in a straight line

straight man US English

The person in a comedy duo who speaks lines that give a comedian the opportunity to make jokes

straight pool US English

A form of pool in which the players specify the ball they plan to pocket and which pocket the ball will drop into before taking a shot

straight-six US English

An internal combustion engine with six cylinders in line

straight time US English

Normal working hours, paid at a regular rate

arrow-straight US English

Completely straight

straight-ahead US English

(Especially of popular music) straightforward, simple, or unadorned

straight angle US English

An angle of 180°

straight arrow US English

An honest, morally upright person

straight chain US English

A chain of atoms in a molecule, usually carbon atoms, that is neither branched nor formed into a ring

straight chair US English

A straight-backed side chair

straight-eight US English

An internal-combustion engine with eight cylinders in line

straight-faced US English

With a blank or serious facial expression

straight flush US English

(In poker or brag) a hand of cards all of one suit and in a continuous sequence (for example, the seven, eight, nine, ten, and jack of spades)

straight razor US English

A razor having a long blade set in a handle, usually folding like a penknife

straight stitch US English

A single, short, separate embroidery stitch

straight shooter US English

An honest and forthright person

straight-talking US English

Open, honest, and direct in speech or writing; frank

straight-thinking US English

Thinking clearly and logically

a straight face US English

A blank or serious facial expression, especially when trying not to laugh

straight as a die US English

Absolutely straight

set someone straight US English

Inform someone of the truth of a situation

straight as an arrow US English

Perfectly straight, with no deviation

get something straight US English

Make a situation clear, especially by reaching an understanding

set the record straight US English

Give the true version of events that have been reported incorrectly; correct a misapprehension

the straight and narrow US English

The honest and morally acceptable way of living

go straight in straight US English

Live an honest life after being a criminal

straight out in straight US English

Without hesitation or deliberation

straight up in straight US English

Unmixed; unadulterated

fair dinkum in dinkum US English

Used to emphasize or seek confirmation of the genuineness or truth of something

set someone straight in set1 US English

Inform someone of the truth of a situation

get something straight in straight US English

Make a situation clear, especially by reaching an understanding

a straight face in straight US English

A blank or serious facial expression, especially when trying not to laugh

homestretch US English

The concluding straight part of a racecourse

straightedge US English

A bar with one accurately straight edge, used for testing whether something else is straight


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