two points." Chauvenet. "A line which has the same direction through its whole length." Newcomb.
Straight- way valve, a valve which, when opened widely, affords a straight passageway, as for water.
(Straight) adv. In a straight manner; directly; rightly; forthwith; immediately; as, the arrow went
straight to the mark. "Floating straight." Shak.
I know thy generous temper well;Addison.
Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it,
It straight takes fire, and
mounts into a blaze.
Everything was going on straight.W. Black.
(Straight), n. (Poker) A hand of five cards in consecutive order as to value; a sequence. When
they are of one suit, it is calles straight flush.
(Straight), v. t. To straighten. [R.] A Smith.
(Straight"edge`) n. A board, or piece of wood or metal, having one edge perfectly straight,
used to ascertain whether a line is straight or a surface even, and for drawing straight lines.
(Straight"en) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Straighted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Straighting.]
1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.
2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.
To straighten one's face, to cease laughing or smiling, etc., and compose one's features.
(Straight"en), v. t. A variant of Straiten. [Obs. or R.]
(Straight"en*er) n. One who, or that which, straightens.
(Straight"forth`) adv. Straightway. [Obs.]
(Straight`for"ward) a. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
adv. In a straightforward manner. Straight`for"ward*ly, adv. Straight`for"ward*ness, n.
(Straight"horn`) n. (Paleon.) An orthoceras.
(Straight"-joint`) a. (Arch.) Having straight joints. Specifically: (a) Applied to a floor the
boards of which are so laid that the joints form a continued line transverse to the length of the boards
themselves. Brandle & C. (b) In the United States, applied to planking or flooring put together without
the tongue and groove, the pieces being laid edge to edge.
(Straight"-lined`) a. Having straight lines.
(Straight"ly), adv. In a right line; not crookedly.
(Straight"ly), adv. A variant of Straitly. See 1st Straight.
(Straight"ness), n. The quality, condition, or state, of being straight; as, the straightness of
(Straight"ness), n. A variant of Straitness.