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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 straight /ˈstret/

From: Network Terminology

 直 平

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Straight a. A variant of Strait, a. [Obs. or R.]
    Egypt is a long country, but it is straight, that is to say, narrow.   --Sir J. Mandeville.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Straight, a. [Compar. Straighter superl. Straightest.]
 1. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating or crooked; as, a straight line or course; a straight piece of timber.
    And the crooked shall be made straight.   --Isa. xl. 4.
    There are many several sorts of crooked lines, but there is only one which is straight.   --Dryden.
 2. Bot. Approximately straight; not much curved; as, straight ribs are such as pass from the base of a leaf to the apex, with a small curve.
 3. Card Playing Composed of cards which constitute a regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
 4. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.
 5. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight. [Slang]
 6. Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party; as, a straight Republican; a straight Democrat; also, containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others; as, a straight ballot. [Political Cant, U.S.]
 Straight arch Arch., a form of arch in which the intrados is straight, but with its joints drawn radially, as in a common arch.
 A straight face, one giving no evidence of merriment or other emotion.
 A straight line. “That which lies evenly between its extreme points.” --Euclid. “The shortest line between two points.” --Chauvenet. “A line which has the same direction through its whole length.” --Newcomb.
 Straight-way valve, a valve which, when opened widely, affords a straight passageway, as for water.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Straight adv. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark. “Floating straight.”
 I know thy generous temper well;
 Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it,
 It straight takes fire, and mounts into a blaze.   --Addison.
    Everything was going on straight.   --W. Black.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Straight, n. Poker A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Straight, v. t. To straighten. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: successive (without a break); "sick for five straight days"
             [syn: consecutive]
      2: having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads
         across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
         [ant: crooked]
      3: (of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight
         hair hung long and silky" [ant: curly]
      4: erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was
         straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood
         defiantly with unbowed back" [syn: unbent, unbowed, upright]
      5: right; in keeping with the facts; "set the record straight";
         "made sure the facts were straight in the report"
      6: honest and morally upright; "I just want a straight answer
         to the question"; "straight dealing" [ant: crooked]
      7: no longer coiled [syn: uncoiled] [ant: coiled]
      8: without curves [ant: curved]
      9: neatly arranged; not disorderly; "the room is straight now"
      10: characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal";
          "wanted to do the square thing" [syn: square]
      11: not homosexual
      12: accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite
          true" [syn: true]
      13: without water; "took his whiskey neat" [syn: neat, full-strength]
      14: reliable in matters of fact; "he was always straight with
      15: following a correct or logical method; "straight reasoning"
      16: rigidly conventional or old-fashioned [syn: square]
      n 1: a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation
           to persons of the opposite sex [syn: heterosexual, heterosexual
           person, straight person]
      2: a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
      3: a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse [syn: straightaway]
      adv 1: without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake";
             "went direct to the office" [syn: directly, direct]
      2: in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't
         answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat
         for less work and more pay" [syn: directly, flat]
         [ant: indirectly]
      3: in a straight line; in a direct course; "the road runs