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It Has 6 letters ( s t r a i t )         2 vowels ( a i )         4 consonants ( s t r t )         Word on the contrary tiarts

Which the Definition/Meaning of strait in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* artist, strati, traits

Which the Definition/Meaning of strait in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _streit_, from Anglo-Norman _estreit_, Old French _estreit_ (modern form _étroit_), from Latin _strictus_, perfect passive participle of _stringō_ (“compress, tighten”). Doublet of _strict_.

From Middle English streit, from Anglo-Norman estreit, Old French estreit (modern form étroit), from Latin strictus, perfect passive participle of stringō (compress, tighten). Doublet of strict.

Which the Definition/Meaning of strait in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -eɪt * Homophone: straight

Which the Definition/Meaning of strait in categoryENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

STRAIT (_comparative_ STRAITER, _superlative_ STRAITEST) * (archaic) Narrow; restricted as to space or room; close. * Emerson too STRAIT and low our cottage doors * 1866, Algernon Swinburne, _Aholibah_, lines 53-55 Sweet oil was poured out on thy head And ran down like cool rain between The STRAIT close locks it melted in. * 1900, Ernest Dowson, _To One in Bedlam_, lines 3-5 Those scentless wisps of straw, that miserably line His STRAIT, caged universe, whereat the dull world stares, Pedant and pitiful. * (archaic) Righteous, strict. _to follow the STRAIT and narrow_ * 1597, William Shakespeare, _Henry IV, Part 1_, IV. iii. 79: some certain edicts and some STRAIT decrees * Bible, Acts xxvi. 5 (Rev. Ver.) the STRAITEST sect of our religion * (obsolete) Tight; close; tight-fitting. * 1613, William Shakespeare, _The Two Noble Kinsmen_, III. vi. 86: Is not this piece too STRAIT? / No, no, 'tis well. * (obsolete) Close; intimate; near; familiar. * Sir Philip Sidney a STRAIT degree of favour * (obsolete) Difficult; distressful; straited. * Secker to make your STRAIT circumstances yet STRAITER * (obsolete) Parsimonious; niggardly; mean. * 1596, William Shakespeare, _The Life and Death of King John_, V. vii. 42: I beg cold comfort, and you are so STRAIT, / And so ingrateful, you deny me that. USAGE NOTES The adjective is often confused with _straight_. DERIVED TERMS * straitjacket * strait-laced

strait (comparative straiter, superlative straitest)

  1. (archaic) Narrow; restricted as to space or room; close.
  2. (archaic) Righteous, strict.
    to follow the strait and narrow
  3. (obsolete) Tight; close; tight-fitting.
  4. (obsolete) Close; intimate; near; familiar.
  5. (obsolete) Difficult; distressful; straited.
  6. (obsolete) Parsimonious; niggardly; mean.

Usage notes

The adjective is often confused with straight.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of strait in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

STRAIT (_plural_ STRAITS) Wikipedia * (geography) A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water. _The STRAIT of Gibraltar_ * De Foe We steered directly through a large outlet which they call a STRAIT, though it be fifteen miles broad. * A narrow pass or passage. * Spenser He brought him through a darksome narrow STRAIT / To a broad gate all built of beaten gold. * 1602, William Shakespeare, _Troilus and Cressida_, III. iii. 154: For honour travels in a STRAIT so narrow / Where one but goes abreast. * A neck of land; an isthmus. * Tennyson a dark STRAIT of barren land * A difficult position (often used in plural). _to be in dire STRAITS_ * South Let no man, who owns a Providence, grow desperate under any calamity or STRAIT whatsoever. * Broome Ulysses made use of the pretense of natural infirmity to conceal the STRAITS he was in at that time in his thoughts. DERIVED TERMS * dire straits TRANSLATIONS

strait (plural straits)

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  1. (geography) A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
    The Strait of Gibraltar
  2. A narrow pass or passage.
  3. A neck of land; an isthmus.
  4. A difficult position (often used in plural).
    to be in dire straits

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Which the Definition/Meaning of strait in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

STRAIT (_third-person singular simple present_ STRAITS, _present participle_ STRAITING, _simple past and past participle_ STRAITED) * (obsolete) To put to difficulties. (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

strait (third-person singular simple present straits, present participle straiting, simple past and past participle straited)

  1. (obsolete) To put to difficulties.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of strait in categoryENGLISH - ADVERB
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English - Adverb

STRAIT (_comparative_ MORE STRAIT, _superlative_ MOST STRAIT) * (obsolete) Strictly; rigorously. * 1593, William Shakespeare, _Henry VI, Part 2_, III. ii. 20: Proceed no STRAITER 'gainst our uncle Gloucester

strait (comparative more strait, superlative most strait)

  1. (obsolete) Strictly; rigorously.


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