Strait



noun
1.
Often, straits. (used with a singular verb) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water.
2.
Often, straits. a position of difficulty, distress, or need:
Ill and penniless, he was in sad straits indeed.
3.
Archaic. a narrow passage or area.
4.
an isthmus.
adjective, Archaic.
5.
narrow:
Strait is the gate.
6.
affording little space; confined in area.
7.
strict, as in requirements or principles.
noun
1.
(often pl)

a narrow channel of the sea linking two larger areas of sea
(capital as part of a name): the Strait of Gibraltar

2.
(often pl) a position of acute difficulty (often in the phrase in dire or desperate straits)
3.
(archaic) a narrow place or passage
adjective (archaic)
4.
(of spaces, etc) affording little room
5.
(of circumstances, etc) limiting or difficult
6.
severe, strict, or scrupulous

strait (strāt)
n.
A narrow passage, such as the upper or lower opening of the pelvic canal.
strait
(strāt)
A narrow waterway joining two larger bodies of water. The Strait of Gibraltar, for example, connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean.

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