Definitions of string

  1. 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.
  2. To hoax; josh; jolly.
  3. 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.
  4. To suspend on a string.
  5. To fit with a string or strings.
  6. To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
  7. To form into cords or threads; stretch out into a line or series.
  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. To stretch out into a long, irregular line.
  12. 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.
  13. To furnish with strings; to put upon a string; to fill.
  14. Stringing.
  15. stringed instruments that are played with a bow; " the strings played superlatively well"
  16. a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
  17. a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
  18. 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"
  19. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; " a string of beads"; " a strand of pearls";
  20. a linear sequence of symbols ( characters or words or phrases)
  21. provide with strings; " string my guitar"
  22. remove the stringy parts of; " string beans"
  23. stretch out or arrange like a string
  24. In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire.
  25. In various games, competitions, etc., a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.
  26. Act of stringing for break.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
  30. 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.
  31. The line or cord of a bow.
  32. A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.
  33. A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
  34. An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
  35. 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.
  36. A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
  37. Same as Stringcourse.
  38. The points made in a game.
  39. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
  40. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.
  41. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
  42. To make tense; to strengthen.
  43. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9.
  44. 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.
  45. A hoax; a trumped- up or fake story.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. A small cord; ribbon, & c., for tying; things connected by a string; series.
  49. A slender line, thinner than a cord and thicker than a thread; a row or series of things connected.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. Stringed.
  53. Strung.