- Homophone Note
|part of speech:
||a narrow channel of water between two larger bodies.
The Bering Strait separates Alaska from Russia.
||(usu. pl.) a condition or position of need, distress, or constraint.
She is in difficult straits these days without a job.The nation's economy was in dire straits after the war.He would never have asked for the money if he had not been in desperate straits.
- corner, dilemma, pickle, predicament
||case, channel, creek, crisis, crunch, distress, hole, necessity, need, pass, plight, poverty, predicament, trouble
||straitly (adv.), straitness (n.)
The words strait
(not bending) sound alike but have different meanings.