Definition of string
- a string bag
- garnished with potato strings
- a string of fish
- a string of pearls
- a string of cars
- a string of names
- a string of newspapers
- a string of successes
She tied a string around the boxes.
He tied the packages together with string.
We strung popcorn garlands for the Christmas tree.
They strung wires from tree to tree.
Scouts strung lanterns along the trail.
She strung the key around her neck.
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: 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
: 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
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