String meaning

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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.

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Any of the groupings of players on a team according to ability: the first string is more skilled than the second string, etc.
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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.

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A plant fiber.
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One of the extremely minute objects that form the basis of string theory.
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A series of similar or related acts, events, or items.

A string of victories.

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The balk line in billiards.
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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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Something resembling a string or appearing as a long, thin line.

Limp strings of hair.

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A limiting or hidden condition. Often used in the plural.

A gift with no strings attached.

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To fit or furnish with strings or a string.

String a guitar; string a tennis racket.

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To stretch out or extend.

String a wire across a room.

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To thread on a string.

String popcorn.

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To arrange in a line or series.

Strung the words into a sentence.

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To fasten, tie, or hang with a string or strings.

String a hammock between trees.

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To strip (vegetables) of fibers.
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To extend or progress in a string, line, or succession.
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A length or loop of like things threaded, strung, or hung on a string.

A string of pearls.

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A strong, slender organ, structure, etc. resembling a string.
  • An animal nerve or tendon.
  • A fiber of a plant, esp. one connecting the two halves of a bean pod.
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A condition, limitation, or proviso, typically an undesirable one, attached to a plan, offer, donation, etc.

His “favors” always come with strings attached.

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In string theory, any of various extremely tiny, one-dimensional, vibrating stringlike particles thought to be the basic units of matter.
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To fit or provide with a string or strings.

To string a longbow, a violin, etc.

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To thread or bead on a string.
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To tie, pull, fasten, hang, lace, etc. with a string or strings.
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To adjust or tune the strings of (a musical instrument) by tightening, etc.
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To make tense, nervous, or keyed (up)
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To remove the strings from (beans, etc.)
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To arrange or set forth in a row or successive series.
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To stretch or extend like a string.

To string a cable.

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To form into a string or strings.
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To stretch out in a line; extend; stretch; move or progress in a string.
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To serve as a stringer (for a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
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Of or composed for stringed instruments.

String quartet.

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A set of contiguous alphanumeric characters. Strings are text, such as names, addresses and descriptions. 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, string handling and account number.
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A linear series of things, such as bits or characters.
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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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string up
  • To kill by hanging.
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Origin of string

  • Middle English from Old English streng

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