Definition of String
1. Noun. A lightweight cord.
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"
Related verbs: Draw, Guide, Pass, Run
Specialized synonyms: Bead, Wire
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Derivative terms: Stringer, Thread, Threader
3. Noun. Stringed instruments that are played with a bow. "The strings played superlatively well"
Specialized synonyms: Bass Fiddle, Bass Viol, Bull Fiddle, Contrabass, Double Bass, String Bass, Cello, Violoncello, Viol, Viola, Fiddle, Violin
Terms within: Fingerboard
Generic synonyms: Stringed Instrument
4. Verb. Add as if on a string. "String up these songs and you'll have a musical"
5. Noun. A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed.
Specialized synonyms: Snare
Group relationships: Stringed Instrument
Category relationships: Music
6. Verb. Move or come along.
7. 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"
8. Verb. Stretch out or arrange like a string.
9. Noun. A linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases).
Specialized synonyms: Extension, File Name Extension, Filename Extension, Linguistic String, String Of Words, Word String, Substring
Generic synonyms: Sequence
10. Verb. String together; tie or fasten with a string. "String the package"
11. Noun. A tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening. "He pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
Group relationships: Drawstring Bag
Specialized synonyms: Purse String
Generic synonyms: Tie
12. Verb. Remove the stringy parts of. "String beans"
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).
14. Verb. Provide with strings. "String my guitar"
15. Noun. (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop.
Category relationships: Cosmogeny, Cosmogony, Cosmology
Generic synonyms: Elementary Particle, Fundamental Particle
16. Noun. A collection of objects threaded on a single strand.
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
17. Noun. A necklace made by a stringing objects together. "A strand of pearls"
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: wiktionary.com
Definition of String
1. to provide with strings (slender cords) [v STRUNG or STRINGED, STRINGING, STRINGS]
Lexicographical Neighbors of String
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; ..."