Definition of String

1. Noun. A lightweight cord.

Exact synonyms: Twine
Specialized synonyms: Chalk Line, Snap Line, Snapline, Packthread
Generic synonyms: Cord
Derivative terms: Twine

2. Verb. Thread on or as if on a string. "Thread dried cranberries"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Thread
Related verbs: Draw, Guide, Pass, Run
Specialized synonyms: Bead, Wire
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Derivative terms: Stringer, Thread, Threader

3. Verb. Add as if on a string. "String up these songs and you'll have a musical"
Exact synonyms: String Up
Generic synonyms: Add

4. Noun. Stringed instruments that are played with a bow. "The strings played superlatively well"

5. Verb. Move or come along.
Exact synonyms: String Along
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress

6. Noun. A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed.
Generic synonyms: Cord
Specialized synonyms: Snare
Group relationships: Stringed Instrument
Category relationships: Music

7. Verb. Stretch out or arrange like a string.
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Also: String Out

8. Noun. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding. "A train of thought"
Exact synonyms: Train
Generic synonyms: Series

9. Verb. String together; tie or fasten with a string. "String the package"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

10. Noun. A linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases).

11. Verb. Remove the stringy parts of. "String beans"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

12. Noun. A tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening. "He pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
Exact synonyms: Drawing String, Drawstring
Group relationships: Drawstring Bag
Specialized synonyms: Purse String
Generic synonyms: Tie

13. Noun. A tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod).
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre

14. Verb. Provide with strings. "String my guitar"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Antonyms: Unstring

15. Noun. (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop.
Exact synonyms: Cosmic String
Category relationships: Cosmogeny, Cosmogony, Cosmology
Generic synonyms: Elementary Particle, Fundamental Particle

16. Noun. A collection of objects threaded on a single strand.
Specialized synonyms: Beads, String Of Beads
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection

17. Noun. A necklace made by a stringing objects together. "A strand of pearls"
Exact synonyms: Chain, Strand
Generic synonyms: Necklace

Definition of String

1. n. A small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of leather, or other substance, used for binding together, fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet string; a silken string.

2. v. t. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.

3. n. In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire.

4. v. t. To hoax; josh; jolly.

5. v. i. To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.

Definition of String

1. Noun. A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together. ¹

2. Noun. Such a structure considered as a substance. ¹

3. Noun. Any similar long, thin and flexible object. ¹

4. Noun. A cohesive substance taking the form of a string. ¹

5. Noun. A series of items or events. ¹

6. Noun. (countable computing) An ordered sequence of symbols or characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity. ¹

7. Noun. (music countable) A stringed instrument. ¹

8. Noun. (music usually in plural) The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments. ¹

9. Noun. (in the plural) The conditions and limitations in a contract collecively. (cf. no strings attached) ¹

10. Noun. (physics) the main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics ¹

11. Noun. A slang term for cannabis or marijuana ¹

12. Noun. A minigame of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To put (items) on a string. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To put strings on (something). ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of String

1. to provide with strings (slender cords) [v STRUNG or STRINGED, STRINGING, STRINGS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of String

striking distance
striking gold
striking out
striking through
string (current term)
string along
string band
string bands
string bean
string beans
string cheese
string course
string distance
string distances
string ensemble
string hoppers
string instrument

Literary usage of String

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and edited by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"string One of the sloping members of a stair, usually a thick plank, ... Bracketed string. An Open string having bracket-shaped pieces secured to its face ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"string. One of the sloping members of a stair, usually a thick plank, which supports ... An O[>en string having bracket-shaped pieces secured to its face in ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1882)
"Susan," said Jack, "the triplets have tied a string from the corner of your ... Rob is cutting the string at the tree, and I want you to go down along the ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The mathematical investigation of the form of a vibrating string led to such phrases as ... The motion of a uniform stretched string fixed at both ends is a ..."

5. The Advanced Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies by Edward John Routh (1884)
"MOTION OF A string OR CHAIN. The Equations of Motion. 515. To determine the general equations of motion of a string under the action of any forces. ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"A string (D) has one end passed through the centre of each, and tied •with ... I may make this string a hundred feet long, and carry it into the next room; ..."

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