Definition of Strait. Meaning of Strait. Synonyms of Strait

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Strait. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Strait and, of course, Strait synonyms and on the right images related to the word Strait.

Definition of Strait

Strait
Strait Strait, a. A variant of Straight. [Obs.]
Strait
Strait Strait, v. t. To put to difficulties. [Obs.] --Shak.
Strait
Strait Strait, adv. Strictly; rigorously. [Obs.] --Shak.
Strait
Strait Strait, n.; pl. Straits. [OE. straight, streit, OF. estreit, estroit. See Strait, a.] 1. A narrow pass or passage. He brought him through a darksome narrow strait To a broad gate all built of beaten gold. --Spenser. Honor travels in a strait so narrow Where one but goes abreast. --Shak. 2. Specifically: (Geog.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw. We steered directly through a large outlet which they call a strait, though it be fifteen miles broad. --De Foe. 3. A neck of land; an isthmus. [R.] A dark strait of barren land. --Tennyson. 4. Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits. For I am in a strait betwixt two. --Phil. i. 23. Let no man, who owns a Providence, grow desperate under any calamity or strait whatsoever. --South. Ulysses made use of the pretense of natural infirmity to conceal the straits he was in at that time in his thoughts. --Broome.

Meaning of Strait from wikipedia

- A strait is a naturally formed, narrowing, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. The surface water generally flows at...
- The Strait of Gibraltar (Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق, romanized: Maḍīq Jabal Ṭāriq; Spanish: Estrecho de Gibraltar, Archaic: Pillars of Hercules), also known...
- George Harvey Strait Sr. (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait is known as the...
- The Strait of Magellan (Spanish: Estrecho de Magallanes), also called the Straits of Magellan, is a navigable sea route in southern Chile separating mainland...
- Steven Strait (born March 23, 1986) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for starring in the adventure film Sky High (2005) and the science...
- The Taiwan Strait is a 180-kilometer (110 mi; 97 nmi)-wide strait separating the island of Taiwan and continental Asia. The strait is part of the South...
- The Qiongzhou Strait, also called the Hainan Strait, is the Chinese strait that separates Guangdong's Leizhou Peninsula from the island province of Hainan...
- Denmark Strait (Danish: Danmarksstrædet) or Greenland Strait (Icelandic: Grænlandssund [ˈkrainˌlan(t)sˌsʏnt], 'Greenland Sound') is an oceanic strait between...
- The Strait of Malacca or Straits of Malacca is a narrow stretch of water, 580 mi (930 km) in length, between the Malay Peninsula (Peninsular Malaysia)...
- The Bering Strait (Russian: Берингов пролив) is a strait between the Pacific and Arctic oceans, separating the Chukchi Peninsula of the Russian Far East...