Strict meaning

strĭkt
Perfect; absolute; entire.

The strict truth.

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The definition of strict is precise and always following and enforcing the rules.

An example of strict used as an adjective is the phrase a "strict diet" which means that the dieter is not cheating at all and only eating healthy foods.

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Exact or precise; not loose, vague, or broad.

A strict translation.

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Strained; drawn close; tight.

Strict embrace.

Strict ligature.

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(bot.) Stiff and upright; erect.
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Tense; not relaxed.

Strict fiber.

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Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.

To keep strict watch.

To pay strict attention.

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Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.

Very strict in observing the Sabbath.

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(botany) Upright, or straight and narrow; "” said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
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Severe in discipline.
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Not loose or vague; exact or precise.

A strict definition.

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(botany) Stiff, narrow, and upright.
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Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.

To understand words in a strict sense.

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Origin of strict

  • Middle English stricte narrow, small from Latin strictus tight, strict past participle of stringere to draw tight streig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin strictus, past participle of stringere (“to draw tight, bind, contract"); see stringent, strain.

    From Wiktionary