Definition for STRAIT

STRAIT, a. [See Straight.]

  1. Narrow; close; not broad. Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there be that find it. – Matth. vii.
  2. Close; intimate; as, a strait degree of favor. – Sidney.
  3. Strict; rigorous. He now, forsooth, takes on him to reform / Some certain edicts, and some strait decrees. – Shak.
  4. Difficult; distressful.
  5. Straight; not crooked.

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