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straight

straight

 
 
pronunciation:
streIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: straighter, straightest
definition 1: without a curve or bend.
He drew a straight line.
synonyms:
direct
antonyms:
bent, curved
similar words:
even, level
definition 2: without stopping; continuous.
We worked for nine straight hours.
synonyms:
continuous
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: straighter, straightest
definition: without turning or changing direction.
Go straight for one mile, then turn left.He went straight home after school.
synonyms:
right
derivations: straightly (adv.), straightness (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word strait (a channel of water)? Straight and strait sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: straight +
  • straighten:
    to make straight or straighter.
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