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  Definition of string
  1. stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
  2. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
  3. a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
  4. a lightweight cord
  5. a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
  6. a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
  7. a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
  8. 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"
  9. add as if on a string; "string these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you''ll have a musical"
  10. provide with strings; "string my guitar"
  11. thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
  12. remove the stringy parts of; "string beans"
  13. string together; tie or fasten with a string; "string the package"
  14. stretch out or arrange like a string
  15. move or come along
Similar Words: bowed stringed instrument, chain, strand, drawstring, drawing string, twine, train, string up, thread, draw, string along

 

See Also: string out, spread out

 

Hyponyms: bass fiddle, bass viol, bull fiddle, double bass, contrabass, string bass, cello, violoncello, viol, viola, violin, fiddle, purse string, chalk line, snap line, snapline, packthread, snare, beads, string of beads, extension, filename extension, file name extension, string of words, word string, linguistic string, bead, wire

 

Grouped Verbs: guide, run, draw, pass

 

Part Meronyms: drawstring bag, stringed instrument

 

Derivational Morphology: thread, draw, intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace, string up, train, bowed stringed instrument, yarn, bodkin, threader, chain, strand, stringer

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: žica   Bulgarian: нишка  
Chinese:   Danish: streng  
Dutch: draad   Finnish: nyöri  
French: corde   German: Schnur  
Hungarian: zsineg   Italian: spago  
Japanese:   Korean:  
Portuguese: barbante   Russian: бечёвка  
Spanish: cordel   Swedish: sträng  
 
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