noun see strait I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Straitness — Strait ness, n. The quality or condition of being strait; especially, a pinched condition or situation caused by poverty; as, the straitnessof their circumstances. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straitness — See straitly. * * * …   Universalium

  • straitness — noun a) The state or quality of being strait. b) The result or product of being strait …   Wiktionary

  • straitness — n. 1. Strictness, rigor, severity, narrowness. 2. Difficulty, distress, trouble. 3. Want, scarcity, insufficiency, narrowness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • straitness — strait·ness …   English syllables

  • straitness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English streitnesse, from streit strait + nesse ness : the quality or state of being strait …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deuteronomy 28 — 1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Book of Daniel —     Book of Daniel     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Daniel     In the Hebrew Bible, and in most recent Protestant (Protestantism) versions, the Book of Daniel is limited to its proto canonical portions. In the Septuagint, the Vulgate, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Straightness — Straight ness, n. A variant of {Straitness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strait — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French estreit, from Latin strictus strait, strict, from past participle of stringere Date: 13th century 1. archaic strict, rigorous 2. archaic a. narrow b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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