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string

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noun \ˈstriŋ\

Definition of string

  1. 1a :  a cord usually used to bind, fasten, or tie —often used attributively a string bagb :  something that resembles a string garnished with potato strings

  2. 2a archaic :  a cord (such as a tendon or ligament) of an animal bodyb :  a plant fiber (such as a leaf vein)

  3. 3a :  the gut, wire, or nylon cord of a musical instrumentb strings plural (1) :  the stringed instruments of an orchestra (2) :  the players of such instruments

  4. 4 :  the gut, wire, or cord of a racket or shooting bow

  5. 5a :  a group of objects threaded on a string a string of fish a string of pearlsb (1) :  a series of things arranged in or as if in a line a string of cars a string of names (2) :  a sequence of like items (such as bits, characters, or words)c :  a group of business properties scattered geographically a string of newspapersd :  the animals and especially horses belonging to or used by one individual

  6. 6a :  a means of recourse :  expedientb :  a group of players ranked according to skill or proficiency

  7. 7 :  succession 3a a string of successes

  8. 8 :  one of the inclined sides of a stair supporting the treads and risers

  9. 9a :  balkline 1b :  the action of lagging for break in billiards

  10. 10 :  line 13

  11. 11 strings plural a :  contingent conditions or obligationsb :  control, domination

  12. 12 :  a hypothetical one-dimensional object that is infinitely thin but has a length of 10−33 centimeters, that vibrates as it moves through space, and whose mode of vibration manifests itself as a subatomic particle

stringless

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on the string

  1. :  subject to one's influences

Examples of string in a Sentence

  1. She tied a string around the boxes.

  2. He tied the packages together with string.

Origin and Etymology of string

Middle English, from Old English streng; akin to Old High German strang rope, Latin stringere to bind tight — more at strain


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string

verb

Definition of string

strung

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stringing

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  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to equip with stringsb :  to tune the strings of

  3. 2 :  to make tense :  key up

  4. 3a :  to thread on or as if on a stringb :  to thread with objectsc :  to tie, hang, or fasten with stringd :  to put together (words, ideas, etc.) like objects threaded on a string strung her thoughts together

  5. 4 :  to hang by the neck —used with up

  6. 5 :  to remove the strings of string beans

  7. 6a :  to extend or stretch like a string string wires from tree to treeb :  to set out in a line or series —often used with out

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1 :  to move, progress, or lie in a string

  10. 2 :  to form into strings

  11. 3 :  lag 3

Examples of string in a Sentence

  1. We strung popcorn garlands for the Christmas tree.

  2. They strung wires from tree to tree.

  3. Scouts strung lanterns along the trail.

  4. She strung the key around her neck.

First Known Use of string

15th century


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string

adjective

Definition of string

  1. :  of or relating to stringed musical instruments the string section

First Known Use of string

15th century


STRING Defined for English Language Learners

string

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noun

Definition of string for English Language Learners

  • : a long, thin piece of twisted thread that you use to attach things, tie things together, or hang things

  • : a group of objects that are connected with a string, wire, chain, etc.

  • : a series of similar things

string

verb

Definition of string for English Language Learners

  • : to put (things) together on a string, thread, chain, etc.

  • : to place or hang (things) in a line or series

  • : to tie, hang, or fasten (something) with string


STRING Defined for Kids

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string

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noun \ˈstriŋ\

Definition of string for Students

  1. 1 :  a thin cord used to bind, fasten, or tie

  2. 2 :  something that resembles a string potato strings

  3. 3 :  the gut, wire, or plastic cord of a musical instrument that vibrates to produce a tone when touched a guitar string

  4. 4 strings plural :  the stringed instruments of an orchestra

  5. 5 :  a group, series, or line of things threaded on a string or arranged as if strung together a string of lights a string of automobiles

  6. 6 :  a series of events which follow each other in time a string of robberies

  7. 7 strings plural :  requirements that are connected with something The agreement has no strings attached.


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string

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verb

Definition of string for Students

strung

\ˈstrəŋ\;

stringing

  1. 1 :  to provide with strings string a violin

  2. 2 :  2thread 4 string beads

  3. 3 :  to tie, hang, or fasten with string She strung a key around her neck.

  4. 4 :  to set or stretch out in a line Telephone lines were strung for miles.

  5. 5 :  to remove the tough fibers of string peas



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