- (geography) A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
- The Strait of Gibraltar
- A difficult position (often used in plural)
- To be in dire straits
- (archaic) narrow; restricted as to space or room; close
- (archaic) righteous, strict
Etymology: from Middle English streit, from Old French estreit (modern form étroit), from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere (to compress, tighten). Doublet of strict.
- To follow the and narrow
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