Straight

Straight is a term which may commonly refer to:

* The quality or state of extending in one direction without turns, bends or curves; or being without influence or interruption
* The personal character of displaying honesty or fairness
* A poker hand containing five cards in sequential ranked order
* An expression for a heterosexual person (as an antonym to queer or gay); see also straight acting
* A type of punch used in boxing, also commonly known as a Cross
* "Straight", the second autobiography by British artist Boy George, co-written with author Paul Gorman
* "Straight", a movie by German director Nicolas Flessa
* "Straight", the first album by German singer Tobias Regner
* Straight Records, a record label
* Straight, Inc., a now-defunct U.S. drug rehabilitation program for adolescents
* "Straight", a way of requesting and/or serving a drink. Meaning just the spirit without any water, cordial (non-alcoholic or alcoholic), or other mixer (similar to "Straight-up")
* Straight Bourbon is any Bourbon whiskey that has been aged at least two years
* Straightedge, a drawing or cutting tool
* A factory made cigarette

In slang usage, the term also refers to:

* An expression for an exaggeratedly proper person, theory or lifestyle (as an antonym to countercultural or radical)
* A person's state of sobriety
* Abstinence from the use of, or being free from, the effects of drugs, and/or alcohol, especially recreational drugs
* "Going straight", referencing a person who decides to no longer engage in criminal activity
* A member of the straight edge subculture
* A crack pipe

See also

*Strait, a body of water


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  • straight — [strāt] adj. [ME streght, pp. of strecchen, to STRETCH] 1. having the same direction throughout its length; having no curvature or angularity [a straight line] 2. not crooked, bent, bowed, wavy, curly, etc. [straight hair] 3. upright; erect… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straight — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extending uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend. 2) properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical. 3) in proper order or condition. 4) honest and direct. 5) (of thinking) clear and logical. 6) in …   English terms dictionary

  • Straight 8 — is an independent filmmaking event founded in 1999 and based in the United Kingdom. The name is derived from the medium and editing style used to create the short films. Participants use Super 8 mm film (commonly referred to as Super 8), shooting …   Wikipedia

  • Straight Up — ist ein Pop/R B Lied und ein Nummer eins Hit aus dem Jahre 1989 von der US amerikanischen Pop und R B Sängerin und Tänzerin Paula Abdul. Die Single erreichte 1989 Platz 1 der Billboard Hot 100 und brachte Abdul damit den kommerziellen Durchbruch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Straight — (engl. ‚gerade‘, ‚geradeaus‘, ‚direkt‘, ‚geradlinig‘) bezeichnet: Straight (Album), Musikalbum von Tobias Regner Straight (Film), deutscher Spielfilm von Nicolas Flessa aus dem Jahr 2007 Straight acting, englischer Ausdruck für heterosexuell… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • straight — straight; straight·en; straight·en·er; straight·ish; straight·ly; straight·ness; straight·for·ward·ly; straight·for·ward·ness; …   English syllables

  • Straight — Straight, adv. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went straight to the mark. Floating straight. Shak. [1913 Webster] I know thy generous temper well; Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it, It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Straight — Données clés Réalisation Nicolas Flessa Scénario Nicolas Flessa Acteurs principaux Eralp Uzun Beba Ebner Florian Sonnefeld Oktay Özdemir Özgür Özata Hacan Can Genre Drame Durée 60 min …   Wikipédia en Français

  • straight — 〈[strɛıt] Adj.; undekl.; umg.〉 1. konsequent 2. 〈abwertend〉 lässig 3. 〈Sexualität〉 heterosexuell; Ggs gay 4. 〈Drogenszene〉 in Ordnung, sauber (von Rauschgift) [engl., „gerade, aufrecht, direkt“] * * * straight [streɪt ] <Adj.> [engl., eigtl …   Universal-Lexikon


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