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string

noun (n)

  • a lightweight cord (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: twine
    source: wordnet30
  • stringed instruments that are played with a bow (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The strings played superlatively well.
    source: wordnet30
  • a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding (noun.group)
    Synonym: train
    Example:
    A string of islands.
    source: wordnet30
  • a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases) (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He pulled the drawstring and closed the bag.
    source: wordnet30
  • a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod) (noun.substance)
    source: wordnet30
  • (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop (noun.object)
    Synonym: cosmic string
    source: wordnet30
  • a collection of objects threaded on a single strand (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a necklace made by a stringing objects together (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: chain, strand
    Example:
    A string of beads.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • thread on or as if on a string (verb.contact)
    Synonym: draw, thread
    Example:
    String pearls on a string.
    The child drew glass beads on a string.
    source: wordnet30
  • add as if on a string (verb.change)
    Synonym: string up
    Example:
    String these ideas together.
    String up these songs and you'll have a musical.
    source: wordnet30
  • move or come along (verb.motion)
    Synonym: string along
    source: wordnet30
  • stretch out or arrange like a string (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • string together; tie or fasten with a string (verb.contact)
    Example:
    String the package.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove the stringy parts of (verb.contact)
    Example:
    String beans.
    source: wordnet30
  • provide with strings (verb.contact)
    Antonym: unstring
    Example:
    String my guitar.
    source: wordnet30
  • To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To hoax; josh; jolly. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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