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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Strait \Strait\, adv. Strictly; rigorously. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Strait \Strait\, n.; pl. {Straits}. [OE. straight, streit, OF. estreit, estroit. See {Strait}, a.] 1. A narrow pass or passage. [1913 Webster] He brought him through a darksome narrow strait To a broad gate all built of beaten gold. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Honor travels in a strait so narrow Where one but goes abreast. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] We steered directly through a large outlet which they call a strait, though it be fifteen miles broad. --De Foe. [1913 Webster] 3. A neck of land; an isthmus. [R.] [1913 Webster] A dark strait of barren land. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits. [1913 Webster] For I am in a strait betwixt two. --Phil. i. 23. [1913 Webster] Let no man, who owns a Providence, grow desperate under any calamity or strait whatsoever. --South. [1913 Webster] Ulysses made use of the pretense of natural infirmity to conceal the straits he was in at that time in his thoughts. --Broome. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Strait \Strait\, a. A variant of {Straight}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Strait \Strait\, a. [Compar. {Straiter}; superl. {Straitest}.] [OE. straight, streyt, streit, OF. estreit, estroit, F. ['e]troit, from L. strictus drawn together, close, tight, p. p. of stringere to draw tight. See 2nd {Strait}, and cf. {Strict}.] 1. Narrow; not broad. [1913 Webster] Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. --Matt. vii. 14. [1913 Webster] Too strait and low our cottage doors. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] 2. Tight; close; closely fitting. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Close; intimate; near; familiar. [Obs.] "A strait degree of favor." --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 4. Strict; scrupulous; rigorous. [1913 Webster] Some certain edicts and some strait decrees. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The straitest sect of our religion. --Acts xxvi. 5 (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster] 5. Difficult; distressful; straited. [1913 Webster] To make your strait circumstances yet straiter. --Secker. [1913 Webster] 6. Parsimonious; niggargly; mean. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I beg cold comfort, and you are so strait, And so ingrateful, you deny me that. --Shak. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Strait \Strait\, v. t. To put to difficulties. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: strait adj 1: narrow; "strait is the gate" n 1: a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water [syn: {strait}, {sound}] 2: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs [syn: {pass}, {strait}, {straits}]

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