What is another word for strait?

626 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ stɹˈe͡ɪt], [ stɹˈe‍ɪt], [ s_t_ɹ_ˈeɪ_t]

The word "strait" is often used to describe a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. However, there are several other synonyms that can be used to describe this type of geographical formation. Some of these synonyms include channel, sound, fjord, and inlet. Each of these words has its own unique connotations and can be used to describe different types of waterways. For example, a sound is a broad inlet of sea, while a fjord is a narrow inlet with steep sides. These synonyms can be used interchangeably with "strait" to add variety to your writing and more accurately describe the type of body of water you are referring to.

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  • Reverse Entailment

    • Adjective
      cross-strait, cross-straits.
    • Proper noun, singular
      straits, cross-strait, cross-straits.
    • Noun, singular or mass
      cross-strait.
  • Independent

What are the hypernyms for Strait?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for strait (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Strait?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for strait (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for strait?

The word "strait" is often used to describe a narrow passage of water between two land masses. However, "strait" also has a meaning that is unrelated to geography. As an adjective, "strait" can mean narrow or constricted, while as a noun, it can refer to a difficult or distressing situation. Antonyms for "strait" as a noun could include ease or comfort, while antonyms for "strait" as an adjective might include wide or spacious. Other possible antonyms could include open or expansive, depending on the context in which the word is used.

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Usage examples for Strait

The strait, which is about a hundred miles in width, is nearly twice as long, and contains many diminutive islands.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
We turned about, took the advance supplies, and picked a course through Rice strait, to avoid the rough ice northward.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
But I find myself in a sore strait, from which, as far as I can see, there is only one escape.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Strait

  • None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate.
    Archibald Alexander
  • It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
    William Ernest Henley
  • Secondly I would like to make continuous efforts of stabilising cross strait relations, eventually reaching peace across the Taiwan strait and stability and security in the Asia Pacific region.
    Chen Shui-bian
  • It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
    William Ernest Henley
  • In popularizing a scientific development it was always crucial to sail the narrow strait between the Scylla of professional contempt and the Charybdis of public befuddlement.
    Gregory Benford

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