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 for straight-
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straight \Straight\, a. [Compar. Straighter; superl.
     Straightest.] [OE. strei?t, properly p. p. of strecchen to
     stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend.
     See Stretch.]
     1. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to
        another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating or
        crooked; as, a straight line or course; a straight piece
        of timber.
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              And the crooked shall be made straight. --Isa. xl.
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              There are many several sorts of crooked lines, but
              there is only one which is straight.  --Dryden.
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     2. (Bot.) Approximately straight; not much curved; as,
        straight ribs are such as pass from the base of a leaf to
        the apex, with a small curve.
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     3. (Card Playing) Composed of cards which constitute a
        regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and
        ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
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     4. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from
        truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.
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     5. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight. [Slang]
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     6. Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the
        organization and candidates of a political party; as, a
        straight Republican; a straight Democrat; also, containing
        the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a
        party and no others; as, a straight ballot. [Political
        Cant, U.S.]
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     Straight arch (Arch.), a form of arch in which the intrados
        is straight, but with its joints drawn radially, as in a
        common arch.
     A straight face, one giving no evidence of merriment or
        other emotion.
     A straight line. "That which lies evenly between its
        extreme points." --Euclid. "The shortest line between two
        points." --Chauvenet. "A line which has the same direction
        through its whole length." --Newcomb.
     Straight-way valve, a valve which, when opened widely,
        affords a straight passageway, as for water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straight \Straight\, a.
     A variant of Strait, a. [Obs. or R.]
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           Egypt is a long country, but it is straight, that is to
           say, narrow.                             --Sir J.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straight \Straight\, adv.
     In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith;
     immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark.
     "Floating straight." --Shak.
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           I know thy generous temper well;
           Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it,
           It straight takes fire, and mounts into a blaze.
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           Everything was going on straight.        --W. Black.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straight \Straight\, n. (Poker)
     A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a
     sequence. When they are of one suit, it is calles straight
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straight \Straight\, v. t.
     To straighten. [R.] --A Smith.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  490 Moby Thesaurus words for "straight":
     OK, aboveboard, absolute, absolutely, accordant, accurate,
     accurately, ace, admitting no exception, agreed, air line,
     all right, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading,
     amorous, anal, angelic, arranged, arrowlike, articulated, artless,
     at once, authentic, away, axis, bare, beeline, best bower, bluff,
     blunt, bona fide, born, bourgeois, bower, broad, broad-based,
     brusque, button-down, candid, candidly, cards, carnal, categorical,
     catenated, ceaseless, chord, clarified, clean, clear, clubs,
     complete, composed, comprehensive, compulsive, concatenated,
     concentrated, conclusive, concordant, conformist, congenital,
     connected, constant, consummate, continual, continued, continuing,
     continuous, conventional, correct, correctly, corresponding,
     cyclical, dead, dead ahead, dead right, dead straight, decent,
     decided, decisive, deck, deep-dyed, definite, definitely,
     definitive, dependable, determinate, deuce, diagonal, diameter,
     diamonds, direct, direct line, directly, directrix, distilled,
     down the alley, downright, due, due north, dummy, dyed-in-the-wool,
     edge, egregious, emotionless, endless, entire, equitable, erect,
     erogenic, erogenous, erotic, erotogenic, even, exactly, exhaustive,
     explicit, explicitly, express, expressly, face cards, fair,
     fair and square, faithfully, faithworthy, faultless, faultlessly,
     featureless, final, fixed, flat, flat-out, flawless, flawlessly,
     fleshly, flush, formalistic, forthright, forthwith, foursquare,
     frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken,
     free-tongued, full, full house, gamic, gapless, genuine, global,
     godly, good, good-faith, great-circle course, hand, harmonious,
     heart-to-heart, hearts, heterosexual, honest, honestly, honorable,
     horizontal, immediate, immediately, impassive, implicit,
     in a beeline, in a line, in accord, in all respects,
     in every respect, in keeping, in line, in line with, in order,
     in step, inappealable, incessant, incorruptible, indisputable,
     ingenuous, instanter, instantly, intensive, interminable,
     inviolable, ipsissimis verbis, irreversible, jack, joined,
     jointless, joker, just, just right, just so, kerplunk, king, knave,
     kosher, left bower, legitimate, letter-perfect, level, libidinal,
     lineal, linear, linked, literally, literatim, meticulous,
     monotonous, moral, naked, neat, never-ending, no-nonsense, nonstop,
     normal, now, nuptial, okay, omnibus, omnipresent, on the beam,
     on the level, on the square, on the straight, on the up-and-up,
     one-way, open, open and aboveboard, openhearted, orderly,
     organized, orthodox, out-and-out, outright, outspoken, oversexed,
     pack, pair, pedantic, peremptory, perennial, perfect, perfectly,
     periodic, perpendicular, pervasive, picture cards, plain,
     plain dealing, plain-spoken, plainly, plastic, playing cards, plop,
     plumb, plump, plunk, point-blank, positive, positively, potent,
     precisely, precisianistic, procreative, promptly, proper, properly,
     proven, pure, purified, queen, radical, radius, radius vector,
     rectified, rectilineal, rectilinear, recurrent, regular, reliable,
     repetitive, respectable, responsible, right, right away,
     right line, right off, right-minded, righteous, rightly, rigidly,
     rigorously, round, round-the-clock, royal flush, rubber, ruff,
     ruler-straight, running, saintlike, saintly, seamless, secant,
     sedate, segment, sensual, seraphic, serious, serried, settled, sex,
     sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, sheer, shipshape, shortcut, sic,
     side, simple, simply, sincere, single-hearted, singleton, smack,
     smack-dab, smooth, so, sober, spades, spang, spruce, square,
     square-dealing, square-shooting, squarely, stable, staid, steady,
     straight across, straight ahead, straight course, straight line,
     straight stretch, straight up, straight-cut, straight-front,
     straight-out, straight-shooting, straight-side,
     straight-up-and-down, straightaway, straightforward,
     straightforwardly, straightforwards, straightly, straightway,
     streamline, streamlined, strictly, strong, stuffy, summarily, sure,
     sweeping, taciturn, tangent, tested, thorough, thoroughgoing,
     through, through-and-through, tidy, to be trusted, to the letter,
     total, traditionalist, transparent, transversal, trey, trick,
     tried, tried and true, true, trump, trustable, trustworthy, trusty,
     twenty-four-hour, ubiquitous, unadulterated, unalloyed, unaltered,
     unambiguous, unambiguously, unbending, unbent, unblended, unbowed,
     unbroken, unceasing, unchecked, uncircumscribed, uncombined,
     uncompounded, unconditional, unconstrained, uncorrupted, uncurved,
     uncut, undeflected, undersexed, undeviating, undeviatingly,
     undifferentiated, undiluted, undistorted, undoubting,
     unembellished, unemotional, unending, unequivocal, unequivocally,
     unerringly, unfalse, unfortified, unguarded, unhampered,
     unhesitating, unidirectional, uniform, unintermitted,
     unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, universal,
     unleavened, unlimited, unmingled, unmistakable, unmitigated,
     unmixed, unmodified, unperfidious, unqualified, unquestioning,
     unrelieved, unremitting, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted,
     unsmiling, unsophisticated, unstopped, unswerving, unswervingly,
     untinged, untreacherous, unturned, unveeringly, unwaivable,
     up-and-up, upright, upstanding, uptight, utter, vector, venereal,
     verbally, verbatim, verbatim et litteratim, veritable, vertical,
     virtuous, voluptuous, whole, wholesale, without delay,
     without exception, without reserve, word by word, word for word

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