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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Name of a street in Damascus
Acts 9:11

Figurative of righteousness, straight paths
Isaiah 40:3-4; Matthew 3:3; Hebrews 12:13

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRAIGHT, adjective [Latin , formed from the root of reach, stretch, right. It is customary to write straight for direct or right, and strait, for narrow, but this is a practice wholly arbitrary, both being the same word. Strait we use in the sense in which it is used in the south of Europe. Both sense proceed from stretching, straining.]

1. Right, in a mathematical sense; direct; passing from one point to another by the nearest course; not deviating or crooked; as a straight line; a straight course; a straight piece of timber.

2. Narrow; close; tight; as a straight garment. [See strait, as it is generally written.]

3. Upright; according with justice and rectitude; not deviating from truth or fairness.

STRAIGHT, adverb Immediately; directly; in the shortest time.

I know thy generous temper well; fling but the appearance of dishonor on it, it straight takes fire, and mounts into a blaze.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRAIGHTEN, verb transitive

1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.

2. To make narrow, tense or close; to tighten.

3. To reduce to difficulties or distress.

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STRAIGHTENED, participle passive Made straight; made narrow.

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STRAIGHTENER, noun He or that which straightens.

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STRAIGHTENING, participle present tense Making straight or narrow.

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1. In a right line; not crookedly.

2. Tightly; closely.

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1. The quality or state of being straight; rectitude.

2. Narrowness; tension; tightness.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRAIGHTWAY, adverb [straight and way.] Immediately; without loss of time; without delay.

He took the damsel by the hand, and said to her, Talitha cumi--and straightway the damsel arose. Mark 5:41-42. [Straightways is obsolete.]