strait

Part of speech: adverb

Straitly.

Part of speech: noun

Straitness.

Part of speech: adjective

Of small dimensions; narrow.

Part of speech: adjective

Close; tight.

Part of speech: noun

A narrow passage of water connecting two lar er bodies of water.

Part of speech: noun

Perplexity or distress; necessity.

Part of speech: noun

Any narrow pass or passage.

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Usage examples "strait":

  1. It certainly bore much resemblance to the drawing in Lord Anson's voyage; our seeing a sea- lion when we entered this sound, in my former voyage, increaseth the probability; and I am of opinion, they have their abode on some of the rocks, which lie in the strait, or off Admiralty Bay. - "A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1", James Cook.
  2. How long I cannot reckon, I slept in that strait bed; I woke and heard distinctly A knocking overhead. - "Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.
  3. How much, or how little, her father had disclosed concerning him to Sol she did not know; but the latter had evidently closed with the terms which she had in her late strait accepted on her own part. - "Bred in the Bone", James Payn.