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  • 1 straight course — index rectitude, right (righteousness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 straight — [strāt] adj. [ME streght, pp. of strecchen, to STRETCH] 1. having the same direction throughout its length; having no curvature or angularity [a straight line] 2. not crooked, bent, bowed, wavy, curly, etc. [straight hair] 3. upright; erect… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 straight|a|way — «STRAYT uh WAY», noun, adjective, adverb. –n. a straight course. –adj. in a straight course. –adv. as quickly as possible; at once; immediately; straightway …

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  • 4 straight — Synonyms and related words: OK, aboveboard, absolute, absolutely, accordant, accurate, accurately, ace, admitting no exception, agreed, air line, all right, all embracing, all encompassing, all out, all pervading, amorous, anal, angelic, arranged …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 5 Straight venules of kidney — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = venulae rectae renis GraySubject = 253 GrayPage = 1225 Caption = Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = vasa recta DrainsTo = arcuate veins Artery = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = v 06 DorlandsSuf = 12853642… …

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  • 6 straight tubule — a channel that follows a comparatively straight course; see tubulus rectus distalis, tubulus rectus proximalis, and tubuli seminiferi recti, under tubulus …

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  • 7 Straight — Straight, a. [Compar. {Straighter}; superl. {Straightest}.] [OE. strei?t, properly p. p. of strecchen to stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend. See {Stretch}.] 1. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Straight arch — Straight Straight, a. [Compar. {Straighter}; superl. {Straightest}.] [OE. strei?t, properly p. p. of strecchen to stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend. See {Stretch}.] 1. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Straight-way valve — Straight Straight, a. [Compar. {Straighter}; superl. {Straightest}.] [OE. strei?t, properly p. p. of strecchen to stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend. See {Stretch}.] 1. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Course — (k[=o]rs), n. [F. cours, course, L. cursus, fr. currere to run. See {Current}.] 1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage. [1913 Webster] And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais. Acts xxi. 7.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 straight — straight, strait 1. Straight is a Middle English past participle of the verb stretch and has many meanings in modern English, primarily ‘extending uniformly in the same direction without a curve or bend’. Strait, which has the basic meaning… …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 straight away — meaning ‘immediately’, is first recorded in the 17c. It continued to be used as two words until the beginning of the 20c, when (probably under the influence of the fast fading adverb straightway) it began to be written as one word, and uses of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 straight — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English streght, straight, from past participle of strecchen to stretch more at stretch Date: 14th century 1. a. free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities < straight hair > < straight timber > b. generated… …

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  • 14 straight-line — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : being a mechanical linkage or equivalent device designed to produce or copy motion in a straight or approximately straight line 2. a. : having the principal parts arranged in a straight line a straight line compressor… …

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  • 15 Course (orienteering) — An orienteering course is composed of a start point, a series of control points, and a finish point. Controls are marked with a white and orange flag in the terrain, and corresponding purple symbols on an orienteering map. The challenge is to… …

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  • 16 Straight River (southern Minnesota) — Geobox River name = Straight River native name = other name = other name1 = image size = 300 image caption = The Straight River in Owatonna in 2007 country = United States state = Minnesota region = region1 = district = district1 = city = city1 …

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  • 17 straight — I UK [streɪt] / US adverb Word forms straight : comparative straighter superlative straightest *** 1) without a bend or curve Continue straight on for about 20 yards then turn left. Sue always looks you straight in the eye when she s talking to… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 straight — straightly, adv. straightness, n. /strayt/, adj. straighter, straightest, adv., n. adj. 1. without a bend, angle, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path. 2. exactly vertical or horizontal; in a perfectly vertical or horizontal plane: a… …

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  • 19 straight*/*/ — [streɪt] adj I 1) without bends or curves a straight line/road[/ex] She has long straight hair (= no curls or waves).[/ex] 2) in the correct position, not leaning to one side or the other The picture on that wall isn t straight.[/ex] Make sure… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 straight — /streɪt / (say strayt) adjective 1. without a bend, crook, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path. 2. flat; horizontal. 3. Cricket a. (of a bat) held perpendicular to the ground. b. (of a stroke) playing the ball down the wicket past the… …

    Australian English dictionary