from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow channel joining two larger bodies of water. Often used in the plural with a singular verb.
- n. A position of difficulty, perplexity, distress, or need. Often used in the plural: in desperate straits.
- adj. Difficult; stressful.
- adj. Having or marked by limited funds or resources.
- adj. Archaic Narrow.
- adj. Archaic Affording little space or room; confined.
- adj. Archaic Fitting tightly; constricted.
- adj. Archaic Strict, rigid, or righteous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Narrow; restricted as to space or room; close.
- adj. Righteous, strict.
- n. A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
- n. A difficult position (often used in plural)
- v. To put to difficulties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A variant of straight.
- adj. Narrow; not broad.
- adj. Tight; close; closely fitting.
- adj. Close; intimate; near; familiar.
- adj. Strict; scrupulous; rigorous.
- adj. Difficult; distressful; straited.
- adj. Parsimonious; niggargly; mean.
- adv. Strictly; rigorously.
- n. A narrow pass or passage.
- n. A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural
- n. A neck of land; an isthmus.
- n. Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural.
- transitive v. To put to difficulties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Narrow; having little breadth or width.
- Confined; restricted; limited in space or accommodation; close.
- Of time, short; scant.
- Strict; careful.
- Close-fisted; stingy; avaricious.
- Strict; rigorous; exacting.
- Sore; great; difficult; distressing.
- Hard-pressed; straitened; hampered.
- n. A narrow pass or passage.
- n. Specifically, a narrow passage of water connecting two bodies of water: often used in the plural: as, the Strait or Straits of Gibraltar; the Straits of Magellan; the Straits of Dover. Abbreviated St.
- n. A strip of land between two bodies of water; an isthmus.
- n. A narrow alley in London.
- n. A tight or narrow place; difficulty; distress; need; case of necessity: often in the plural.
- n. plural Cloth of single width, as opposed to broad cloth: a term in use in the sixteenth century and later.
- To make strait or narrow; narrow; straiten; contract.
- To stretch; draw tight; tighten.
- To press hard; put to difficulties; distress; puzzle; perplex.
- Narrowly; tightly; closely; strictly; rigorously; strenuously; hard.
- An old spelling of straight.
- n. plural See cod-liver oil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. narrow
- n. a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
- n. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
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