- The definition of string is a type of musical instrument with filament, or animal gut threads stretch and bowed or strummed to create the musical sound.
An example of a string instrument is a violin.
- String is a thin cord of thread or fiber, a strip of things in a row, or a group of business opportunities which belong to one owner.
- An example of string is what someone would use to tie two objects together.
- An example of a string is a row of cars parked on the same street being broken into.
- An example of a string is a group of businesses owned by one person; a string of flower stores.
- String is defined as to put a something or a number of things onto a thread or thin wire, or to stretch and place like a string to make something operational.
- An example of string is making a beaded necklace.
- An example of string is to add strings to a musical instrument or a hunting bow.
- a thin line of twisted fiber used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; slender cord or thick thread
- a narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.; lace: apron strings
- a length or loop of like things threaded, strung, or hung on a string: a string of pearls
- a number of things arranged in a line or row: a string of houses
- any series of things in close or uninterrupted succession: a string of victories
- a number of racehorses belonging to one owner
- a number of business enterprises under one ownership or management: a string of gift shops
- ☆ any of the groupings of players on a team according to ability the is more skilled than the , etc.
- a slender cord of wire, gut, nylon, etc. stretched on a musical instrument and bowed, plucked, or struck to make a musical sound
- all the stringed instruments of an orchestra, quintet, etc. played with a bow
- the players of such instruments
- a strong, slender organ, structure, etc. resembling a string; specif.,
- Archaic an animal nerve or tendon
- a fiber of a plant, esp. one connecting the two halves of a bean pod
- ☆ Informal a condition, limitation, or proviso attached to a plan, offer, donation, etc.: usually used in pl.
- one of the inclined boards under a stairs, notched to support the treads and risers
- ☆ Billiards
- a line indicated but unmarked across the table at one end, from behind which the cue ball must be played after being out of playin full string line
- the act of stroking the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far cushion to stop as close as possible to the string line, for determining the order of play
- a line indicated but unmarked across the table at one end, from behind which the cue ball must be played after being out of play
- Particle Physics in string theory, any of various extremely tiny, one-dimensional, vibrating stringlike particles thought to be the basic units of matter
Origin of stringMiddle English streng ; from Old English akin to German strang: see strong
transitive verbstrung, stringing
- to fit or provide with a string or strings: to string a longbow, a violin, etc.
- to thread or bead on a string
- to tie, pull, fasten, hang, lace, etc. with a string or strings
- to adjust or tune the strings of (a musical instrument) by tightening, etc.
- to make tense, nervous, or keyed (up)
- to remove the strings from (beans, etc.)
- to arrange or set forth in a row or successive series
- to stretch or extend like a string: to string a cable
- to form into a string or strings
- to stretch out in a line; extend; stretch; move or progress in a string
- to serve as a stringer (for a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
- Billiards lag ()
on a stringor on the string
- to get someone to use influence in one's behalf, often secretly
- to direct action of others, often secretly
string along☆ Informal
- to follow faithfully or accept trustingly
- to go along or agree
- to fool, trick, or keep in an uncertain state, as by promises
- a. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.b. A strand or cord of such material.
- Music a. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.b. strings The section of a band or orchestra composed of stringed instruments, especially violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.c. strings Stringed instruments or their players considered as a group.
- Something resembling a string or appearing as a long, thin line: limp strings of hair.
- A plant fiber.
- Physics One of the extremely minute objects that form the basis of string theory.
- a. A set of objects threaded together or attached on a string: a string of beads.b. A number of objects arranged in a line: a string of islands.c. Computers A set of consecutive characters.
- A series of similar or related acts, events, or items: a string of victories. See Synonyms at series.
- a. A set of animals, especially racehorses, belonging to a single owner; a stable.b. A scattered group of businesses under a single ownership or management: a string of boutiques.
- Sports a. A group of players ranked according to ability within a team: He made the second string.b. A complete game consisting of ten frames in bowling.
- Architecture a. A stringboard.b. A stringcourse.
- Games The balk line in billiards.
- Informal A limiting or hidden condition. Often used in the plural: a gift with no strings attached.
verbstrung strung , string·ing, strings
- To fit or furnish with strings or a string: string a guitar; string a tennis racket.
- To stretch out or extend: string a wire across a room.
- To thread on a string: string popcorn.
- To arrange in a line or series: strung the words into a sentence.
- To fasten, tie, or hang with a string or strings: string a hammock between trees.
- To strip (vegetables) of fibers.
Origin of stringMiddle English, from Old English streng.
(countable and uncountable, plural strings)
- (countable) A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.
- (uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.
- (countable) Any similar long, thin and flexible object.
- a violin string
- a bowstring
- 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 string of shells or beads; a string of sausages
- (countable) A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.
- The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive
- (countable) A series of items or events.
- a string of successes
- (countable, computing) An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
- (music, countable) A stringed instrument.
- (music, usually in plural) The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.
- (in the plural) The conditions and limitations in a contract collecively. (cf. no strings attached)
- no strings attached
- (countable, physics) the main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics
- (slang) cannabis or marijuana
- A miniature game of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail.
- The points made in a game of billiards.
- A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
- A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.
- A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
- (shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
- (botany) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.
- the strings of beans
- (mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
- (architecture) A stringcourse.
(third-person singular simple present strings, present participle stringing, simple past and past participle strung)
- To put (items) on a string.
- You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.
- To put strings on (something).
- It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.
From Middle English string, streng, strynge, from Old English streng (“string, cord, rope; tackle, rigging; ligament, ligature, sinew; line, lineage”), from Proto-Germanic *strangiz (“string”), from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ- (“rope, cord, strand; to tighten”). Cognate with Scots string (“string”), Dutch streng (“cord, strand”), Low German strenge (“strand, cord, rope”), German Strang (“strand, cord, rope”), Danish streng (“string”), Swedish sträng (“string, cord, wire”), Icelandic strengur (“string”), Latvian stringt (“to be tight, wither”), Latin strangulō ("strangle, choke"; < Ancient Greek στραγγαλόομαι (strangaloomai, “to strangle”), from στραγγάλη (strangálē, “halter”)), Ancient Greek στραγγός (strangós, “tied together, entangled, twisted”), Irish sreang (“string, wire”).
string - Computer Definition
A linear series of things, such as bits or characters.
A set of contiguous alphanumeric characters. A string holds text, such as names, addresses and descriptions and fixed messages such as "Type password and press Enter." Although a string may include numeric digits, the digits cannot be calculated within the string. They have to be copied out of the string into a numeric structure. Contrast with numeric data. See string literal.