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Noun: string  string
  1. A lightweight cord
    - twine
  2. A stringed instrument that is played with a bow
    "the strings played superlatively well";
    - bowed stringed instrument
  3. A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, as a part of an instrument or a tennis racket
  4. A sequentially ordered set of things, events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    "a string of islands";
    - train
  5. A linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.)
  6. A tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
    "he pulled the string and closed the bag";
    - drawstring, drawing string
  7. A tough piece of fibre in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)
  8. A collection of things threaded on a single strand, or as if threaded on a single strand
  9. A necklace made by stringing objects together
    "a string of beads";
    - chain, strand
  10. (physics, string theory) a hypothetical one-dimensional object living in extended dimensions; vibrational states can represent subatomic particles or similar
Verb: string (strung)  string
  1. Thread on or as if on a string
    "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string";
    - thread, draw
  2. Add as if on a string
    "string these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you'll have a musical";
    - string up
  3. Move or come along
    - string along
  4. Stretch out or arrange like a string
  5. Tie, fasten or join together with a string
    "string the package"
  6. Remove the stringy parts of
    "string beans"
  7. Provide with strings
    "string my guitar"

Derived forms: strung, stringing, strings

See also: string out

Type of: accumulation, add, advance, aggregation, alter, arrange, assemblage, change, collection, cord, elementary particle, fasten, fiber [US], fibre [Brit, Cdn], fix, fundamental particle, go on, march on, modify, move on, necklace, pass on, progress, remove, secure, sequence, series, set up, stringed instrument, take, take away, tie, withdraw

Antonym: unstring

Part of: drawstring bag

Encyclopedia: String