Definition of Strait. Meaning of Strait. Synonyms of Strait

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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, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. Most commonly it is a channel of water that...
- 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...
- The Strait of Gibraltar (Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق‎, romanized: Maḍīq Jabal Ṭāriq; Spanish: Estrecho de Gibraltar) is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic...
- The Dardanelles (/dɑːrdəˈnɛlz/; Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı, lit. 'Strait of Çanakkale', Gr****: Δαρδανέλλια, romanized: Dardanéllia), also known from Cl****ical...
- The Strait of Hormuz (/hɔːrˈmuːz/ Persian: تنگه هرمز‎ Tangeh-ye Hormoz listen (help·info) Arabic: مَضيق هُرمُز‎‎ Maḍīq Hurmuz ) is a strait between the...
- Steven Strait (born March 23, 1986) is an American musician, actor, and fashion model. Strait was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City,...
- The Strait of Malacca (Malay: Selat Melaka, Indonesian: Selat Malaka, Thai: ช่องแคบมะละกา, Tamil: மலாக்கா நீரிணை, Chinese: 马六甲海峡) or Straits of Malacca...
- Bosporos [bós.po.ros]; also known as the Strait of Istanbul; Turkish: İstanbul Boğazı) is a narrow, natural strait and an internationally significant waterway...
- The Bering Strait (Russian: Берингов пролив) is a strait of the Pacific, which separates Russia and the United States slightly south of the Arctic Circle...
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