Meaning of STRICT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈstrikt ]


Etymology: Middle English stricte, from Latin strictus, from past participle of stringere to bind tight — more at strain

Date: 15th century

1. archaic

a. : tight , close ; also : intimate

b. : narrow


a. : stringent in requirement or control

under strict orders

b. : severe in discipline

a strict teacher


a. : inflexibly maintained or adhered to

strict secrecy

b. : rigorously conforming to principle or a norm or condition

4. : exact , precise

in the strict sense of the word

5. : of narrow erect habit of growth

a strict inflorescence

Synonyms: see rigid

• strict·ly ˈstrik(t)-lē adverb

• strict·ness -nəs noun

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