Definition of Strait

1. Noun. A narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water.




2. Adjective. Narrow. "Strait is the gate"
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Narrow

3. Noun. A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
Exact synonyms: Pass, Straits
Specialized synonyms: Desperate Straits, Dire Straits
Generic synonyms: Situation

Definition of Strait

1. a. A variant of Straight.

2. a. Narrow; not broad.

3. adv. Strictly; rigorously.

4. n. A narrow pass or passage.

5. v. t. To put to difficulties.

Definition of Strait

1. Adjective. (archaic) narrow; restricted as to space or room; close ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic) righteous, strict ¹

3. Noun. (geography) A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water. ¹

4. Noun. A difficult position (often used in plural) ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To put to difficulties. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strait

1. narrow [adj STRAITER, STRAITEST] : STRAITLY [adv] / a narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water [n -S] - See also: narrow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strait

strainer vine
strainers
strainful
straining
straining beam
straining beams
strainings
strainmeter
strainmeters
strainometer
strainometers
strains
straint
straintronics
straints
strait (current term)
strait-laced
strait and narrow
straited
straiten
straitened
straitened times
straitening
straitens
straiter
straitest
straiting
straitjacket
straitjacketed
straitjacketing

Literary usage of Strait

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"We bad before encountered stronger ice, and taught against greater difficulties; and now to reach Behring strait we had only one hundred and twenty miles to ..."

2. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"CHAPTER XI strait of Magellan—Port Famine—Ascent of Mount Tarn—Forests—Edible fungus —Zoology—Great Seaweed—Leave Tierra del Fuego—Climate—Fruit-trees and ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"CHAPTER XI strait of Magellan—Port Famine—Ascent of Mount Tarn—Forests—Edible fungus —Zoology—Great Seaweed—Leave Tierra del Fuego—Climate—Fruit-trees and ..."

4. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"The country on both sides of this part of the strait consists of nearly level ... On the east coast, south of the strait, broken park-like scenery in a like ..."

5. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"strait OF MAGELLAN. CLIMATE OF THE SOUTHERN COASTS. IN the end of May, 1834, we.entered for the second time the eastern mouth of the strait-of Magellan. ..."

6. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"strait of Magellan—Port Famine—Ascent of Mount Tam—For ests—Edible Fungus—Zoology—Great Sea-weed—Leave Tier- ra del Fuego—Climate—Fruit-trees and ..."

7. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1876)
"strait OP MAGELLAN.—CLIMATE OF THE SOUTHERN COASTS. lit the end of May, ... The country on both sides of this part of the strait consists of nearly level ..."

8. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"The country on both sides of this part of the strait consists of nearly level ... On the east coast, south of the strait, broken park-like scenery in a like ..."

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