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1. strait

noun. ['ˈstreɪt'] a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water.

Synonyms

  • channel
  • narrow

Antonyms

  • dematerialise
  • stay in place
  • be born

Etymology

  • streit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • estreit (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Strait

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  • circumnavigate
  • recriminate
  • solid-state
  • silverplate
  • remunerate
  • multistate
  • intrastate
  • interrelate
  • disinflate
  • demodulate
  • translate
  • stagflate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • conflate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • reflate
  • prorate

Example sentences of the word strait


1. Noun, singular or mass
The three-hour Grand Scenic Cruise provides English-language narration of lake and village anecdotes while crossing the Lavena strait.

Quotes containing the word strait


1. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley, Echoes of Life and Death;

2. Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
- William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

2. strait-laced

adjective. exaggeratedly proper.

Synonyms

  • proper
  • tight-laced
  • prudish
  • priggish
  • straight-laced
  • prissy
  • straightlaced
  • straitlaced
  • victorian
  • puritanical
  • prim

Antonyms

  • toeless
  • indecorous
  • improperness
  • indecent

3. strait

adjective. ['ˈstreɪt'] narrow.

Antonyms

  • keep down

Etymology

  • streit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • estreit (Anglo-Norman)

4. strait

noun. ['ˈstreɪt'] a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.

Synonyms

  • dire straits
  • straits
  • situation
  • desperate straits

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow

Etymology

  • streit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • estreit (Anglo-Norman)
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