|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (adv.) In a strait manner; narrowly; strictly; rigorously.
2. (adv.) Closely; intimately.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
STRAIT; STRAITEN; STRAITLY
strat, strat'-'-n, strat'-il: The word "strait" and its compounds are used in English Versions of the Bible in the literal sense of "narrow" (tsar, 2 Kings 6:1 Isaiah 49:20; mutsaq, Job 37:10; 'atsal, Ezekiel 42:6) and in the figurative sense of "strict" (shabha`, Exodus 13:19; caghar, Joshua 6:1; tsarar, "to be distressed," 2 Samuel 24:14 parallel; yatsar, Job 20:22; metsar, Lamentations 1:3). In Apocrypha the verb "straitened" occurs in Susanna verse 22. In the New Testament we have stenos (Matthew 7:13 f parallel, the Revised Version (British and American) "narrow"; polus, "much"; so the Revised Version (British and American) Mark 3:12; Mark 5:43; sunecho, "to urge," "hold together," Luke 12:50 Philippians 1:23). It occurs in its superlative form in Acts 26:5, "After the straitest (akribestatos, "most exact," "scrupulous") sect of our religion," i.e. "the most precise and rigorous in interpreting the Mosaic Law, and in observing the more minute precepts of the Law and of tradition" (Thayer, Lexicon, under the word; compare Acts 22:3).
See also STRAIGHT, STRAIGHTWAY.
M. O. Evans
Straitly (12 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. (KJV)
Mark 1:43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away; (KJV)
Mark 3:12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known. (KJV)
Mark 5:43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat. (KJV)
Mark 8:30 And he charged them straitly, in order that they should tell no man about him. (DBY)
Luke 9:21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; (KJV)
Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. (KJV)
Acts 5:28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. (KJV)
Genesis 43:7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down? (KJV JPS ASV)
Exodus 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you. (KJV JPS ASV)
Joshua 6:1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. (KJV JPS ASV)
1 Samuel 14:28 Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint. (KJV JPS ASV)