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English adjective: strait

1. strait narrow

SamplesStrait is the gate.


Domain usagearchaicism, archaism

Antonymsbroad, wide

English noun: strait

1. strait (object) a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water


Broader (hypernym)channel

Narrower (hyponym)narrow

Instance hyponymBering Strait, Bosporus, Canakkale Bogazi, Cook Strait, Dardanelles, East River, Golden Gate, Hellespont, Kattegatt, Korea Strait, Korean Strait, Menai Strait, North Channel, Pas de Calais, Skagerak, Skagerrak, Solent, Strait of Calais, Strait of Dover, Strait of Georgia, Strait of Gibraltar, Strait of Hormuz, Strait of Magellan, Strait of Messina, Strait of Ormuz, Torres Strait

2. strait (state) a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Synonymspass, straits

Broader (hypernym)situation

Narrower (hyponym)desperate straits, dire straits

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