1

straightaway

play
adverb straight·away \ˌstrāt-ə-ˈwā\

Definition of straightaway

  1. :  without hesitation or delay

Examples of straightaway in a Sentence

  1. He found the information straightaway.

  2. he got to the hospital, and straightaway he was admitted and given intravenous fluids

1662

First Known Use of straightaway

1662


2

straightaway

play
adjective straight·away \ˈstrāt-ə-ˌwā\

Definition of straightaway

  1. 1 :  proceeding in a straight line :  continuous in direction

  2. 2 :  immediate

Examples of straightaway in a Sentence

  1. her first novel was a straightaway success

  2. the doomed ship was headed on a straightaway course in the path of the iceberg

1874

First Known Use of straightaway

1874


3

straightaway

play
noun straight·away \ˈstrā-tə-ˌwā\

Definition of straightaway

  1. :  a straight course: such asa :  the straight part of a closed racecourse :  stretchb :  a straight and unimpeded stretch of road or way

1878

First Known Use of straightaway

1878


STRAIGHTAWAY Defined for English Language Learners

straightaway

play
adverb

Definition of straightaway for English Language Learners

  • : without any delay

straightaway

play
noun

Definition of straightaway for English Language Learners

  • : a straight part of a racecourse


STRAIGHTAWAY Defined for Kids

straightaway

play
adverb straight·away \ˌstrā-tə-ˈwā\

Definition of straightaway for Students

  1. :  without delay :  immediately She found the hidden note straightaway.



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up straightaway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!