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Definitions of string

  1. stringed instruments that are played with a bow; " the strings played superlatively well"
  2. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; " a string of beads" or" a strand of pearls"
  3. move or come along
  4. a lightweight cord
  5. a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
  6. a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
  7. a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; " a string of islands"; " train of mourners"; " a train of thought"
  8. add as if on a string; " string these ideas together"; " string up these songs and you'll have a musical"
  9. thread on or as if on a string; " string pearls on a string"; " the child drew glass beads on a string"
  10. string together; tie or fasten with a string; " string the package"
  11. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; " a string of beads"; " a strand of pearls";
  12. a linear sequence of symbols ( characters or words or phrases)
  13. provide with strings; " string my guitar"
  14. remove the stringy parts of; " string beans"
  15. stretch out or arrange like a string
  16. To strike ( the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.
  17. In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire.
  18. In various games, competitions, etc., a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.
  19. Act of stringing for break.
  20. To hoax; josh; jolly.
  21. To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
  22. 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.
  23. A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged; a succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a string of houses; a string of arguments.
  24. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
  25. The cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or violin; specifically ( pl.), the stringed instruments of an orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as, the strings took up the theme.
  26. The line or cord of a bow.
  27. A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.
  28. A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
  29. An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
  30. The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericap of leguminous plants, and which is readily pulled off; as, the strings of beans.
  31. A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
  32. Same as Stringcourse.
  33. The points made in a game.
  34. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
  35. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.
  36. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
  37. To make tense; to strengthen.
  38. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9.
  39. The line from behind and over which the cue ball must be played after being out of play as by being pocketed or knocked off the table; - called also string line.
  40. A hoax; a trumped- up or fake story.
  41. A small cord or line; the cord of a musical instrument; as, a violin string; a cord on which things are strung or arranged; as, a string of beads; a series of things in, or as in, a line; as, a string of cars.
  42. To form into cords or threads; stretch out into a line or series.
  43. Stringed.
  44. Strung.
  45. Stringing.
  46. A small cord or a slip of anything for tying: a ribbon: nerve, tendon: the chord of a musical instrument: a cord on which things are filed: a series of things.
  47. To supply with strings: to put in tune: to put on a string: to make tense or firm: to take the strings off:- pa. t. and pa. p. strung.
  48. A small cord; ribbon, & c., for tying; things connected by a string; series.
  49. To suspend on a string.
  50. To fit with a string or strings.
  51. To stretch out into a long, irregular line.
  52. A slender line, thinner than a cord and thicker than a thread; a row or series of things connected.
  53. A small rope, line or cord used for fastening or tying anything; a ribbon; a thread on which a thing is filed; a line of things; the chord of a musical instrument, as of a harp; any wire; a fibre; a nerve or tendon; the line or cord of a bow; a series of things; among miners, a small filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
  54. To furnish with strings; to put in tune a stringed instrument; to file; to make tense; to strengthen; to deprive of strings. To have two strings to the bow, to have two expedients in store or objects in view.
  55. A line or cord; a tape or ribbon used in fastening; twine; the chord of a musical instr.; a small fibre; a nerve; a tendon; a set or line of things; a series.
  56. To furnish with strings; to put upon a string; to fill.

Usage examples for string

  1. Gaston looked for the string at the window, and saw that it had disappeared. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  2. " Thanks," said Bernard, hunting vainly for a clean spot on the string- piece. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  3. I know that my work does not amount to a string of dried beans- I always calmly admit it- but I also know that I do the best that is in me without regard to praise or blame. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  4. But after that- well, of course, we ought to pull every string. – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  5. It's all straight as a string. – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis
  6. She hardly knew what she was saying, but the words rushed out in a breathless string- Oh yes, Maud- Maud! – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  7. It is a damned thing for a man to have his all hanging by a single string. – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  8. Fact is, I am about at the end of my string. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  9. You may travel the country and not see such another string of horses. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. He was a well- known man, according to Thompson, with a long string of letters after his name. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  11. The string was worn out. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  12. You certain it didn't have a string? – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin
  13. But how do you know when one has hold of the piece of meat on the string? – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  14. But you might hold the string for me- that won't hurt your clothes, you know." – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  15. The man who held the string was a hard master. – The Story of Dago by Annie Fellows-Johnston
  16. Has a string snapped? – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  17. I shall put a string on it. – Peter and Polly in Winter by Rose Lucia
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