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The strait of Hormuz is an international waterway, and it is not helpful for any nation to suggest that it would attempt to restrict traffic through the strait.
John C. Stennis

Meaning of "strait" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STRAIT

From Old French estreit narrow, from Latin strictus constricted, from stringere to bind tightly.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STRAIT

strait  [streɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STRAIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Strait can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES STRAIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Strait

A strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. It most commonly refers to a channel of water that lies between two land masses, but it may also refer to a navigable channel through a body of water that is otherwise not navigable, for example because it is too shallow, or because it contains an unnavigable reef or archipelago.

Definition of strait in the English dictionary

The first definition of strait in the dictionary is a narrow channel of the sea linking two larger areas of sea. Other definition of strait is a position of acute difficulty. Strait is also a narrow place or passage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STRAIT


administrate
ədˈmɪnɪˌstreɪt
arbitrate
ˈɑːbɪˌtreɪt
citrate
ˈsɪtreɪt
concentrate
ˈkɒnsənˌtreɪt
contrate
ˈkɒntreɪt
demonstrate
ˈdɛmənˌstreɪt
filtrate
ˈfɪltreɪt
frustrate
frʌˈstreɪt
illustrate
ˈɪləˌstreɪt
infiltrate
ˈɪnfɪlˌtreɪt
magistrate
ˈmædʒɪˌstreɪt
nitrate
ˈnaɪtreɪt
orchestrate
ˈɔːkɪˌstreɪt
penetrate
ˈpɛnɪˌtreɪt
prostrate
ˈprɒstreɪt
straight
streɪt
substrate
ˈsʌbstreɪt
tartrate
ˈtɑːtreɪt
titrate
ˈtaɪtreɪt
trait
treɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STRAIT

straining beam
straining piece
strains
straint
Strait of Canso
Strait of Dover
Strait of Gibraltar
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Magellan
Strait of Otranto
Strait of Tiran
strait-laced
straiten
straitened
straitjacket
straitlacedly
straitlacedness
straitly
straitness
straits

WORDS THAT END LIKE STRAIT

Bass Strait
Bering Strait
character trait
Cook Strait
Davis Strait
Denmark Strait
distrait
extrait
Formosa Strait
Hudson Strait
Johore Strait
Korea Strait
krait
Menai Strait
Palk Strait
portrait
self-portrait
studio portrait
Sunda Strait
Taiwan Strait
Torres Strait

Synonyms and antonyms of strait in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STRAIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «strait» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of strait

Translation of «strait» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STRAIT

Find out the translation of strait to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of strait from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «strait» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海峡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estrecho
570 millions of speakers

English

strait
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्ट्रेट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المضيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пролив
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estreito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রণালী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

détroit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Selat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Meerenge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

海峡
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

해협
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Selat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

eo biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சங்கடமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अरुंद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boğaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stretto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cieśnina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протоку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

strâmtoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στενό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seestraat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sundet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sundet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of strait

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STRAIT»

The term «strait» is very widely used and occupies the 20.046 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STRAIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «strait» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «strait» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about strait

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4 QUOTES WITH «STRAIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word strait.
1
Archibald Alexander
None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate.
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William Ernest Henley
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
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Quincy Jones
I lost my mother when I was 7 and they put her in a mental hospital. My brother and I watched her being taken away in a strait jacket. That's something you never forget. And my stepmother was like in the movie 'Precious.' I couldn't handle it. So I said to myself, 'I don't have a mother. I don't need one. I'm going to let music be my mother.'
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John C. Stennis
The strait of Hormuz is an international waterway, and it is not helpful for any nation to suggest that it would attempt to restrict traffic through the strait.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STRAIT»

Discover the use of strait in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to strait and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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George Strait: The Story of Country's Living Legend
Here is a comprehensive look at one of the biggest stars in the hard-driving, often heartbreaking world of country music.
Mark Bego, 2001
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Strait is the Gate
"Strait is the Gate," first published in 1909 in France as "La Porte etroite," is a novel about the failure of love in the face of the narrowness of the moral philosophy of Protestantism.
André Gide, Andrew Moore, 2007
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Cambridge and the Torres Strait: Centenary Essays on the ...
Centenary volume of the Torres Strait Expedition suggesting new ways of looking at its work.
Anita Herle, Sandra Rouse, 1998
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The Doubtful Strait
" --Colonial Latin American Historical Review In this book-length poem, Nicaraguan priest and revolutionary Ernesto Cardenal tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Central America from the "discovery" of the American continent to recent ...
Ernesto Cardenal, Tamara R. Williams, 1995
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Uncharted Strait: The Future of China-Taiwan Relations
"Focuses on cross-Strait relations during Ma Ying-jeou's first term, assessing the impact of stabilization on economics, politics, and security and the implications for resolution of Taiwan and China's fundamental dispute.
Richard C. Bush, 2013
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Battle of Surigao Strait
Also included in the book are a number of previously unpublished photographs and charts that bring a fresh perspective to the battle.
Anthony P. Tully, 2009
7
The Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz
Appendiks med optryk af regionale traktater og vedtagelser s. 140-175.
Rouhollah K. Ramazani, 1979
8
Cooperation Or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait?
In this timely book, distinguished analyst Ralph Clough assesses the intractable differences between Beijing and Taipei, the rise of an opposition party advocating Taiwan independence, and BeijingOs threat to use military force.
Ralph N. Clough, 1999
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The Torres Strait
This is the twelfth book in the series "International Straits of the" "World" which describes the geography of a narrow waterway linking two seas and its relevance to shipping, economic development, and social welfare in the region, ...
Stuart B. Kaye, 1997
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Across the Taiwan Strait: Mainland China, Taiwan, and ...
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Suisheng Zhao, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STRAIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term strait is used in the context of the following news items.
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George Strait to Release 'The Cowboy Rides Away' Live DVD
Fans who want to relive the magic of George Strait in concert will soon have their chance. George Strait – The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium ... «The Boot, Jul 15»
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Rare white whale spotted
A rare white humpback whale has been seen in Cook Strait, one of only four ever recorded in the wild. The white humpback was spotted with a black humpback ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
3
2 Singaporean youths radicalised by ISIS arrested, one of them …
Register here to get free digital access to The Straits Times until Aug 9, 2015. Topics: ISIS · TERRORISM · SELF-RADICALISATION · TERROR THREAT. «The Straits Times, May 15»
4
China's Lethal Bombers Fly Over Japanese Strait
According to China's Ministry of National Defense, the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAFF) conducted its first exercise over the Miyako Strait. PLAAF ... «The National Interest Online, May 15»
5
Fake rice made of plastic reported to have reached Asian shores but …
But a spokesman from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) told The Straits Times: "As part of AVA's routine surveillance, imported rice is regularly ... «The Straits Times, May 15»
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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best George Strait Songs
On May 18th, 1952, in the tiny town of Poteet, Texas, a future king was born. George Strait, one of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, has released ... «RollingStone.com, May 15»
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Iran Fires at Singapore Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
A Singapore-flagged tanker vessel was fired upon by Iranian patrol boats today as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials said. The Iranian patrol ... «ABC News, May 15»
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US-Iran Tensions Appear to Ease in Strait of Hormuz
The United States and Iran appeared to be pulling back on Wednesday from any possible confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, a critical Persian Gulf ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Iran's dire Strait
In January 2012, Barack Obama sent a private letter to Tehran with a stern warning: the Strait of Hormuz was a “red line” for the United States, and any Iranian ... «Politico, May 15»
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Strait of Hormuz Once Again at Center of US-Iran Strife
The Strait of Hormuz, the slender waterway that connects the Persian Gulf to the rest of the world and is a critical conduit in the global oil supply chain, has again ... «New York Times, May 15»

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