string

Primary Meanings of string

1.
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a lightweight cord
string together; tie or fasten with a string
2.
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a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
provide with strings
3.
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a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
add as if on a string
4.
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a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)
remove the stringy parts of
5.
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(cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
6.
v
move or come along
Full Definitions of string
1

n a lightweight cord

Synonyms:
twine
Types:
chalk line, snap line, snapline
a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
packthread
a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
Type of:
cord
a line made of twisted fibers or threads

n a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening

Synonyms:
drawing string, drawstring
Types:
purse string
a drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse
Type of:
tie
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

n a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

Types:
beads, string of beads
several beads threaded together on a string
prayer beads, rosary
a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)
peag, wampum, wampumpeag
small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

n a necklace made by a stringing objects together

“a string of beads”
Synonyms:
chain, strand
Type of:
necklace
jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)

v string together; tie or fasten with a string

string the package”
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

v thread on or as if on a string

string pearls on a string”
Synonyms:
draw, thread
draw, guide, pass, run
pass over, across, or through
Types:
bead
string together like beads
wire
string on a wire
Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order
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n a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed

Types:
snare
strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
Type of:
cord
a line made of twisted fibers or threads

n stringed instruments that are played with a bow

“the strings played superlatively well”
Synonyms:
bowed stringed instrument
Types:
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bass fiddle, bass viol, bull fiddle, contrabass, double bass, string bass
largest and lowest member of the violin family
cello, violoncello
a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
viol
any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
viola
a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
fiddle, violin
bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
Amati
a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family
Guarnerius
a violin made by a member of the Guarneri family
Strad, Stradavarius
a violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family
viola da braccio
a member of the viol family with approximately the range of a viola
bass viol, gamba, viola da gamba
viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
viola d'amore
viol that is the tenor of the viol family
Type of:
stringed instrument
a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound

v provide with strings

string my guitar”
Antonyms:
unstring
remove the strings from
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
3

n a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding

“a string of islands”
Synonyms:
train
Type of:
series
similar things placed in order or happening one after another

n a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)

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extension, file name extension, filename extension
a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename
linguistic string, string of words, word string
a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
substring
a string that is part of a longer string
sentence
a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
syntagm, syntagma
a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
Type of:
sequence
serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

v add as if on a string

string these ideas together”
string up these songs and you'll have a musical”
Synonyms:
string up
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

v stretch out or arrange like a string

Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order
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n a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)

Type of:
fiber, fibre
a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

v remove the stringy parts of

string beans”
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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n (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop

Synonyms:
cosmic string
Type of:
elementary particle, fundamental particle
(physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
6

v move or come along

Synonyms:
string along
Type of:
advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

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