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What does "Strait" mean?

Definition

(a.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw (a.) A narrow pass or passage (a.) A neck of land; an isthmus (a.) A variant of Straight (a.) Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits (adv.) Strictly; rigorously (superl.) Close; intimate; near; familiar (superl.) Difficult; distressful; straited (superl.) Narrow; not broad (superl.) Parsimonious; niggargly; mean (superl.) Strict; scrupulous; rigorous (superl.) Tight; close; closely fitting (v. t.) To put to difficulties


Synonyms pass, narrow, straits


Example: "Strait is the gate"


Word Family straits