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Strait meaning

strait - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. strict and severe; " strait is the gate"
  2. 2. A variant of Straight.
  3. 3. Narrow; not broad.
  4. 4. Tight; close; closely fitting.
  5. 5. Close; intimate; near; familiar.
  6. 6. Strict; scrupulous; rigorous.
  7. 7. Difficult; distressful; straited.
  8. 8. Parsimonious; niggargly; mean.
  9. 9. Strictly; rigorously.
  10. 10. A narrow pass or passage.
  11. 11. A ( comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw.
  12. 12. A neck of land; an isthmus.
  13. 13. Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits.
  14. 14. To put to difficulties.
  15. 15. A narrow pass; difficulty; distress.
  16. 16. Narrow; difficult.

strait - examples of usage

  1. If the place itself is the road to heaven, the stranger would imagine, that the road to the place led to something worse: The words, Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, are here literally verified. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  2. It is a long narrow island of the South Pacific Ocean, and north of New Holland, from which it is separated by this strait, except on the north- east entrance, where it is counteracted by a group of islands, called the Prince of Wales's Islands. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
  3. " It is impossible that she could have been carried amid that fiery strait, or that you could enter it without instant destruction. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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