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Definitions of string

  1. stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads" or"a strand of pearls" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a linear sequence of words as spoken or written Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. move or come along Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a lightweight cord Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a collection of objects threaded on a single strand Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. add as if on a string; "string these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you'll have a musical" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. string together; tie or fasten with a string; "string the package" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. provide with strings; "string my guitar" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. remove the stringy parts of; "string beans" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. stretch out or arrange like a string Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. In various games, competitions, etc., a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Act of stringing for break. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To hoax; josh; jolly. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. The line or cord of a bow. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. A nerve or tendon of an animal body. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. Same as Stringcourse. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. The points made in a game. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. To make tense; to strengthen. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A hoax; a trumped-up or fake story. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. To furnish with slender cords or threads; as, to string a bow; make tight the cords of; hence, to make tense; thread on a cord; as, to string beads; extend in a line or series; as, to string out a speech; to hang: with up; take strings from, as beans. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. To form into cords or threads; stretch out into a line or series. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Stringed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Strung. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. Stringing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  51. A small cord; ribbon, &c., for tying; things connected by a string; series. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. To furnish with strings; put on a string. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  53. To suspend on a string. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. To fit with a string or strings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. To stretch out into a long, irregular line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. A slender line, thinner than a cord and thicker than a thread; a row or series of things connected. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  59. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. To furnish with strings; to put upon a string; to fill. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. A sequence of data values, usually bytes,which usually stand for characters (a "character string").The mapping between values and characters is determined bythe character set which is itself specified implcitly orexplicitly by the environment in which the string is beinginterpreted.The most common character set is ASCII but, since the late1990s, there has been increased interest in larger charactersets such as Unicode where each character is represented bymore than eight bits.Most programming languages consider strings (e.g."124:shabooya:\n", "hello world") basically distinct fromnumbers which are typically stored in fixed-length binary orfloating-point representation.A bit string is a sequence of bits. foldoc_fs
  62. 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. dictgcide_fs
  63. A hoax; a trumped-up or [Slang] dictgcide_fs
  64. a sequence of similar objects or events sufficiently close in time or space to be perceived as a group; a string of accidents; a string of restaurants on a highway. dictgcide_fs
  65. A one-dimensional string-like mathematical object used as a means of representing the properties of fundamental particles in string theory, one theory of particle physics; such hypothetical objects are one-dimensional and very small (10-33 cm) but exist in more than four spatial dimensions, and have various modes of vibration. Considering particles as strings avoids some of the problems of treating particles as points, and allows a unified treatment of gravity along with the other three forces (electromagnetism, the weak force, and the strong force) in a manner consistent with quantum mechanics. See also string theory. dictgcide_fs
  66. To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung him along all day until he realized we were kidding. dictgcide_fs
  67. string, n. a small cord or slip of anything for tying, small cord, twine: a ribbon: nerve, tendon, a vegetable fibre: the chord (slender piece of wire or catgut stretched) of a musical instrument: (pl.) stringed instruments collectively: a cord on which things are filed, a succession or series of things: a drove of horses: in billiards, the buttons strung on a wire by which the score is kept, the score itself: an expedient, object in view or of pursuit: the highest range of planks in a ship's ceiling.--v.t. to supply with strings: to put in tune: to put on a string: to make tense or firm: to take the strings off.--v.i. to stretch out into a long line: to form itself into strings: at billiards, to drive the ball against the end of the table and back, in order to determine which player is to open the game:--pa.t. and pa.p. strung.--ns. STRING'-BAND, a band composed chiefly of stringed instruments; STRING'-BOARD, a board which faces the well-hole of a staircase, and receives the ends of the steps; STRING'-COURSE, a projecting horizontal course or line of mouldings running quite along the face of a building.--adj. STRINGED, having strings.--ns. STRING'ER, one who, or that which, strings: a lengthwise timber on which a rail is fastened resting on a transverse cross-tie or sleeper: any main lengthways timber in a bridge or other building: a small screw-hook to which piano-strings are sometimes attached: (naut.) a shelf-piece, an inside horizontal plank, supporting beam-ends, any heavy timber similarly carried round a vessel to strengthen her for special heavy service, as whaling, &c.; STRING'INESS.--adj. STRING'LESS, having no strings.--ns. STRING'-OR'GAN, a reed-organ having a graduated set of vibrators or free reeds connected by rods which cause to vibrate corresponding wires or strings stretched over a sounding-board; STRING'-PEA, a pea with edible pods; STRING'-PIECE, a supporting timber forming the edge of the framework of a floor or staircase, &c.; STRING'-PLATE; a metal plate bearing the spring-block of a pianoforte.--adj. STRING'Y, consisting of strings or small threads: fibrous: capable of being drawn into strings.--n. STRING'Y-BARK, one of a class of Australian gum-trees with very fibrous bark.--HARP UPON ONE STRING (see under HARP); HAVE ONE ON A STRING, to gain complete influence or control over some one: to place a person under great anxiety; HAVE TWO STRINGS TO ONE'S BOW, to have more than one expedient for attaining the object in view. [A.S. strenge, cord--strang, strong; Dut. streng, Ice. strengr, Ger. strang; conn. with L. string[)e]re, to draw tight.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  68. (strung). Twine or fine cord, piece of this or of leather, ribbon, webbing, or other material, used for tying up, lacing, drawing or holding together, actuating puppet, &c., (want some s. & brown paper; APRON, bonnet, bow, kite, &c., -s.; two ss. to one\'s bow; first, second, s., person or thing that one\'s chief, alternative, reliance is set on, w. ref. to prec. phr.; pull the ss., be the real actuator of what another does; HEART-ss.), tough piece connecting two halves of pod in beans &c.; stretched piece of catgut, cord, or wire, yielding musical tone (s) in piano, harp, violin, & other instruments (harp, fiddle, bass, soprano, &c., s.; touch the ss., play; harp on one s., dwell on single subject; touch a s. fig., excite particular feeling in person\'s heart; the ss., the stringed instruments in a band or part contributed by them to the effect, of. the wind), whence (-)stringed a.; set of or usu. of objects strung together or persons or things of one kind coming one after another (a s. of beads, pearls; filed past in a long s.; a s. of porters, carriages, instances, lies); (Billiards) scoring-board with buttons sliding on wires, the score, stroke made in stringing for lead; s.-alphabet, code for the blind in which special knots on s. represent letters; s.-band, of stringed instruments only; s.-bark, STRINGY-bark; s.-board, supporting timber forming edge of framework, esp. that in which ends of staircase steps are set; s.-course, raised horizontal band or course running round or along building; s.-halt, = spring-halt; s.-piece, soffit of staircase, also= s.-board, also long timber esp. supporting floor; hence stringless a. (Vb) supply with string (s), tie with s.; secure (bow) in state ready for use by bending it& slipping loop of s. into notch, (fig., chiefly in p.p.) tighten up or make ready or sensitive or excited (senses, nerves, resolution, or person in regard to them; was strung up to do the deed; high-strung or highly strung nerves or person, neurotic, susceptible, oversensitive); thread (beads &c.) on a s.; strip ss. from (beans); s. up colloq., kill by hanging; (of glue &c.) become stringy; (Billiards) make the preliminary strokes that decide which player shall begin. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  69. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] A small or slender rope, line, or cord ; a ribbon ;- a thread on which any thing is filed ; and hence, a line of things; the cord of a musical instrument;-a nerve or tendon of an animal body ;-the cord of a bow ;-a series of things connected or following in succession. Cabinet Dictionary

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