HyperDic: strait

English > 3 senses of the word strait:
NOUNobjectstrait, sounda narrow channel of the sea joining two larger / larger bodies of water
statestrait, pass, straitsa bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
strait > pronunciation
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > strait: 3 senses > adjective 1
Example"strait is the gate"
Broadernarrownot wide
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
English > strait: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA narrow channel of the sea joining two larger / larger bodies of water.
InstancesBering StraitA strait connecting the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean
BosporusA strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Cook StraitA narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand
Dardanelles, Canakkale Bogazi, HellespontThe strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
East RiverA tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn
Golden GateA strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean
KattegattA strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Sweden
Korean Strait, Korea StraitA strait between Korea and Japan
Menai StraitA strait in northern Wales between Anglesey Island and the mainland
North ChannelA strait between Northern Ireland and Scotland that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea
Skagerrak, SkagerakA broad strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Norway
SolentA strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Strait of Dover, Strait of Calais, Pas de CalaisThe strait between the English Channel and the North Sea
Strait of GeorgiaThe strait separating Vancouver Island from the Canadian mainland
Strait of GibraltarThe strait between Spain and Africa
Strait of Hormuz, Strait of OrmuzA strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
Strait of MagellanThe strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent
Strait of MalaccaThe strait between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
Strait of MessinaThe strait separating Sicily from the tip of Italy
Torres StraitA strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea
NarrowernarrowA narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
BroaderchannelA deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger / larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
Spanishestrecho, paso, seno
English > strait: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
Synonymspass, straits
Narrowerdesperate straits, dire straitsA state of extreme / extreme distress
BroadersituationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
Spanishaprieto, impás

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