About The Word “Straight”

Everything you wanted to know about the word “straight”, including spelling, parts of speech, “straight” meaning and origins, anagrams, rhyming words, encodings, crossword clues and much more!

How to spell “straight”

Straight is spelled s-t-r-a-i-g-h-t and has 8 letters.


How to pronounce “straight”

IPA pronunciation: /stre…™t/

Phonetic pronunciation: strayt


How many vowels and consonants in “straight”

The word “straight” has 6 consonants and 2 vowels.


How many syllables in “straight”?

There is 1 syllable in the word “straight”.


What type of word is “straight”?

The word "straight" can be a adjective, adverb, noun and verb.

Meaning of the word “straight”

The word 'straight' can refer to a direct, uninterrupted, and unwavering path or course, as in a straight line or road. Additionally, it can describe someone who is honest and forthright in their actions or communication.

Origin of the word “straight”

The word 'straight' originates from the Old English term 'streht,' which is derived from the Proto-Germanic word '*strakhtaz.' Both terms mean 'straight, direct, or right,' and share a common root with the Proto-Indo-European word '*streg-', meaning 'to stretch or extend.'
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Synonyms for “straight”

Other words for “straight” include direct, linear, undeviating, unswerving, unbending, uncurved, continuous, even, right, true, unbroken.

Word families for “straight”

Straighten, straightened, straightener, straighteners, straightening, straightens, straighter, straightest, straights, unstraightened

Common misspellings of “straight”

Strahight, striaght

Similar words to “straight”

Starlight, straightaway, straighten, straightened, straightener, straighter, straights, straightway, strait, straits, restraighten, straightup, upstraight, straint, straightedge

Scrambled words derived from “straight”

Athtigrs, tiatrghs, trsaight, gttairhs, itrgsaht, arhgsitt, rthtgias, tarhstgi, itrhtsga, trsiaght, srhgatit, stathgri, tihsatgr, sgihtart, rtiaghts, htratgsi, trtshgia, itgatrhs, shrtaitg, tghtsrai, startihg, hiartsgt, ishrtatg, sratgtih, airtgtsh

Crossword clues for “straight”

Direct path not winding (8).

Fun facts about the word “straight”

The word “straight” has a Scrabble score of 12 and reads thgiarts in reverse.


Phonetic spelling of “straight”

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The phonetic alphabet, specifically the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), is a system of notation for the sounds of languages created by linguists. Unlike conventional written alphabets, which vary across languages and can have inconsistent mappings of symbols to sounds, the IPA is designed to provide a consistent and universally understood means of transcribing the sounds of any spoken language.

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“straight” spelled in Morse code

... - .-. .- .. --. .... - (dot dot dot dash dot dash dot dot dash dot dot dash dash dot dot dot dot dot dash).

Morse code is a method used in telecommunication to encode text characters as sequences of two different signal durations, called dots and dashes, or dits and dahs. It was developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail for their new invention, the telegraph, which required a simple way to transmit text messages across long distances.

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ASCII spelling of “straight”

Lowercase word: 115 116 114 97 105 103 104 116

Uppercase word: 83 84 82 65 73 71 72 84

ASCII, which stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard used by computers and electronic devices to understand and represent text.

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Binary spelling of “straight”

Lowercase word: 1110011 1110100 1110010 1100001 1101001 1100111 1101000 1110100

Uppercase word: 1010011 1010100 1010010 1000001 1001001 1000111 1001000 1010100

Binary encoding is a system that computers and digital devices use to represent and process information. It's based on binary numbers, which are composed only of zeros and ones, known as bits.

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Hexadecimal value of “straight”

Lowercase hexadecimal word: 0x73 0x74 0x72 0x61 0x69 0x67 0x68 0x74

Uppercase hexadecimal word: 0x53 0x54 0x52 0x41 0x49 0x47 0x48 0x54

Hexadecimal is a number system commonly used in computing as a human-friendly way of representing binary data. Unlike the decimal system, which is base 10 and uses digits from 0 to 9, the hexadecimal system is base 16, using digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F to represent the values 10 to 15.

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Decimal spelling of “straight”

Lowercase: 115 116 114 97 105 103 104 116

Upprcase: 83 84 82 65 73 71 72 84

The decimal system, also known as base-10, is the numerical system most commonly used by people in everyday life. It's called "base-10" because it uses ten digits: 0 through 9. Each position in a decimal number represents a power of 10.

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Octal value of “straight”

Lowercase: 163 164 162 141 151 147 150 164

Upprcase: 123 124 122 101 111 107 110 124

Octal is a base-8 number system used in digital computing. Unlike the decimal system which uses ten digits (0-9), and the binary system which uses two (0 and 1), the octal system uses eight digits: 0 through 7. Each position in an octal number represents a power of 8.

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