an open chain of atoms, usually carbon, with no side chains attached to it.
noun 1. a chair with a straight back, especially one that is unupholstered and has straight legs and straight arms or no arms. straight chair noun 1. a straight-backed side chair
[streyt-ej] /ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ/ noun 1. a bar or strip of wood, plastic, or metal having at least one long edge of sufficiently reliable straightness for use in drawing or testing straight lines, plane surfaces, etc. straight-edge [streyt-ej] /ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ/ adjective 1. advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism. straightedge /ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ/ noun 1. […]
[streyt-ej] /ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ/ adjective 1. advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism. straight-edge adjective 1. (informal) not indulging in any kind of drug-taking or sexual activities straight and narrow
verb (used with or without object) 1. to make or become straight in direction, form, position, character, conduct, condition, etc. (often followed by up or out). verb sometimes foll by up or out 1. to make or become straight 2. (transitive) to make neat or tidy: straighten your desk