Synonyms for strait

Grammar : Noun
Spell : streyt
Phonetic Transcription : streɪt

Top 10 synonyms for strait Other synonyms for the word strait

Définition of strait

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "narrow, confined space or place," specifically of bodies of water from late 14c., noun use of adjective strait "narrow, strict" (late 13c.), from Old French estreit (French étroit) "tight, close, narrow" (also used as a noun), from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere "bind or draw tight" (see strain (v.)).
  • Sense of "difficulty, plight" (usually straits) first recorded 1540s. Strait and narrow "conventional way of life" is recorded from mid-14c. (see straight (adj.2)).
  • noun crisis, difficulty
  • noun water channel
Example sentences :
  • I hope I would have done at least as much for any man in such a strait, and most of all for you, sir.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • They expected to capture him on his return through the Strait of Magellan.
  • Extract from : « Introductory American History » by Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • In every strait of his life he went to her for comfort or advice.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • At least, my father is doing his mighty best to make things so hard and strait.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • The western opening of the strait could be seen, but it was entirely closed.
  • Extract from : « The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras » by Jules Verne
  • Besides, in such a strait our horses may fail us, and refuse the ground.
  • Extract from : « Love-at-Arms » by Raphael Sabatini
  • The Strait vanished and there were tumbled hills below them.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930 » by Various
  • It carried the Holyhead high-road across the strait, and was built by Telford.
  • Extract from : « England, Picturesque and Descriptive » by Joel Cook
  • There might be such a strait as that through which the galatea was gliding.
  • Extract from : « Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1 » by Various
  • From Behring's Strait to the Gulf they can easily be traced.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 » by Various

Antonyms for strait

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