What is the
difference between Straight and Strait?
What is the difference between Straight and Strait? :
Straight : (adjective)
( 1 ) Without a bend or curve
Extending or moving continuously in one direction only
Draw a straight line.
( 2 ) Tidy, correct, arrange in proper order
It took hours to get the house straight.
( 3 ) Properly positioned
Level or upright
Parallel to something else
Put the picture straight.
( 4 ) Honest, truthful
Give a straight answer to the straight question.
I do not think you are being straight with me.
Let us have some straight talking.
( 5 ) Accurate and without additions
Not modified or elaborate
Tell me a straight story.
Straight : (noun)
( 1 ) Conventional person
( 2 ) Heterosexual person
Every human being is a straight.
( 3 ) Straight : (adverb)
Honestly and frankly
In a straightforward manner
I told him straight that I did not like him.
( 4 ) By a direct route
Without delay or hesitation
Come straight home.
He went straight to Chennai without stopping in Hyderabad.
( 5 ) Directly
In a straight line
Sit up straight.
Look straight ahead.
He was too weak to walk straight.
Strait : (NOUN)
( 1 ) Narrows passage or water connecting two seas or two large areas of water
Where is the Straits of Gibraltar?
( 2 ) STRAIT is also used as the plural form of singular meaning.
STRAIT : (PLURAL)
( 1 ) Trouble
He is in a financial strait.
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