String Definition

strĭng
stringing, strings, strung
noun
strings
Fiber twisted into a thin line, used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; a type of slender cord or thick thread.
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A strand or cord of such material.
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A length of this.
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A narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.; lace.
Apron strings.
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A slender cord of wire, gut, nylon, etc. stretched on a musical instrument and bowed, plucked, or struck to make a musical sound.
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individual
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verb
stringing, strings, strung
To fit or provide with a string or strings.
To string a longbow, a violin, etc.
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To form into a string or strings.
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To thread or bead on a string.
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To serve as a stringer (for a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
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To tie, pull, fasten, hang, lace, etc. with a string or strings.
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unstring
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adjective
Of or composed for stringed instruments.
String quartet.
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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.
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idiom
on a
  • Under one's complete control or influence.
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on a string
  • completely under someone's control or subject to someone's whims
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pull strings
  • to get someone to use influence in one's behalf, often secretly
  • to direct action of others, often secretly
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string along
  • to go along or agree
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string someone along
  • to dupe or keep in an uncertain state, as by continual encouragement or false promises
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Other Word Forms of String

Noun

Singular:
string
Plural:
strings

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to String

Origin of String

  • Middle English from Old English streng

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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