What does straight mean?

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  1. Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length. [from 14th c.]
    1. Of a path, trajectory, etc.: direct, undeviating. [from 15th c.]
    2. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique. [from 17th c.]
    3. (obsolete) Stretched out; fully extended. [15th-16th c.]
  2. (obsolete, rare) Strait; narrow.
  3. Figurative uses.
    1. Free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding. [from 16th c.]
    2. Direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward. [from 19th c.]
    3. In a row, in unbroken sequence. [from 19th c.]
    4. In proper order; as it should be. [from 19th c.]
    5. Of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat. [from 19th c.]
    6. (cricket) Describing the bat as held so as not to incline to either side; on, or near a line running between the two wickets. [from 19th c.]
    7. (tennis) Describing the sets in a match of which the winner did not lose a single set. [from 19th c.]
    8. (politics) Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party.
    9. (politics) Containing the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a party and no others.
  4. Colloquial uses.
    1. (colloquial) Conventional, mainstream, socially acceptable. [from 20th c.]
    2. (colloquial) Not using alcohol, drugs, etc. [from 20th c.]
  5. (mathematics) concerning the property allowing the parallel-transport of vectors along a course that keeps tangent vectors remain tangent vectors throughout that course (a course which is straight, a straight curve, is a geodesic)
  1. Of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line.
  2. Directly; without pause, delay or detour.
  3. Continuously; without interruption or pause.
  1. Something that is not crooked or bent such as a part of a road or track.
  2. (poker) Five cards in sequence.
  3. (slang) A normal person; someone in mainstream society.
  4. (slang) A cigarette, particularly one containing tobacco instead of marijuana. Also straighter. [from 20th c.]
  1. (transitive) To straighten.
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