strait

150 pxSketch of a strait connecting two larger bodies of water.

Meanings

Adjective

Noun

Verb

Adverb

  • Strictly; rigorously.

Origin

  • From Middle English streit, from Old French estreit (modern form ├ętroit), from Latin strictus, perfect passive participle of string┼Ź. stretto, and strict.

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