Definition of Straightaway

1. Noun. A straight segment of a roadway or racecourse.

Exact synonyms: Straight
Generic synonyms: Section, Segment
Specialized synonyms: Stretch
Derivative terms: Straight

2. Adjective. Performed with little or no delay. "A straightaway denial"
Exact synonyms: Immediate, Prompt, Quick
Similar to: Fast
Derivative terms: Immediateness, Promptness, Quickness

3. Adverb. Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening. "Come here now!"

Definition of Straightaway

1. Noun. A straight section of a racetrack. ¹

2. Adverb. At once; immediately. ¹

3. Adjective. extending into the distance in a straight line. ¹

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Definition of Straightaway

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straightaway

straight poker
straight pool
straight pull
straight quote
straight razor
straight razors
straight red
straight red card
straight shooter
straight sinus
straight talk
straight talker
straight ticket
straight up
straightaway (current term)
straighten out
straighten up

Literary usage of Straightaway

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1. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1901)
"Bath, straightaway, with feet and knees tied, America, 25 yards, 0:15, ... straightaway across tide, America, 75 yards, 0:52%, WC Johnson, August 10 1900. ..."

2. How to Fly (the Flyer's Manual): A Practical Course of Training in Aviation by D. Gordon E. Re Vley, Glad Lewis (1917)
"JOHN B. In its first stage the straightaway is the action of leaving the ground for an altitude of not over one meter and essaying a landing as soon as that ..."

3. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"One man Paddling, single blade, i mile straightaway. second prizes in addition to Trophy. ... War Canoes, j mile straightaway. First and second prize. ..."

4. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1886)
"The opposite of line is a straightaway from line (this does not extend the ... The straightaway from .surface gives depth or thickness—the recorded third ..."

5. Conklin's Handy Manual of Useful Information and World's Atlas by George W. Conklin (1891)
"50 yards—*33£s., WC Johnson, straightaway, still water, Locust Grove, L. 1., Aug. 10, 1890. ... with light tide, straightaway. Nyack, NY, Aug. as, 1890. ..."

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