What does the word strict mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Strictness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Observing or enforcing rules exactly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Rigidly observed.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Exactly defined or applied.

Usage examples for strict

  1. Till I was nine we had gone out into the forest three or four times in each year to pass some weeks; but after this I was sent to school, and as Cousin Maud took it much to heart, because she knew that my father had set great store by good learning, we paid such visits more rarely; and indeed, the strict mistress who ruled my teaching would never have allowed me to break through my learning for pastime's sake. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Not that I am much wedded to religion at all, especially that of the stern and strict nature. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  3. But the whole affair was " in strict confidence," as the Monitor announced. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen