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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Straits(0.01390 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Straits.
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English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs [syn: pass,
2: a difficult juncture; “a pretty pass”; “matters came to a
head yesterday” [syn: pass, head]
English → English (gcide)
Strait \Strait\, n.; pl. Straits. [OE. straight, streit, OF.
estreit, estroit. See Strait, a.]
1. A narrow pass or passage.
He brought him through a darksome narrow strait
To a broad gate all built of beaten gold. --Spenser.
Honor travels in a strait so narrow
Where one but goes abreast. --Shak.
2. Specifically: (Geog.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway
connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the
plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the
straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw.
We steered directly through a large outlet which
they call a strait, though it be fifteen miles
broad. --De Foe.
3. A neck of land; an isthmus. [R.]
A dark strait of barren land. --Tennyson.
4. Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt;
distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in
the plural; as, reduced to great straits.
For I am in a strait betwixt two. --Phil. i. 23.
Let no man, who owns a Providence, grow desperate
under any calamity or strait whatsoever. --South.
Ulysses made use of the pretense of natural
infirmity to conceal the straits he was in at that
time in his thoughts. --Broome.