string


string
[[t]strɪŋ[/t]]
n. v. strung, string•ing
1) a slender cord used for binding or tying
2) a narrow strip of flexible material for tying parts together:
bonnet strings[/ex]
3) jew a collection of objects threaded on a string:
a string of pearls[/ex]
4) a series of things arranged in or as if in a line:
a string of questions[/ex]
5) cvb a group of animals, businesses, etc., owned or managed by one person or group:
a string of race horses; a string of hotels[/ex]
6) mad the tightly stretched cord or wire of a musical instrument that produces a tone when caused to vibrate, as by plucking, striking, or the friction of a bow
7) mad strings
a) stringed instruments, esp. those played with a bow
b) players of strings in an orchestra or band
8) a cord or fiber in a plant
9) phs a mathematical representation of elementary particles as finite one-dimensional curves rather than as points
10) bui archit.
b) one of the sloping sides of a stair, supporting the treads and risers
11) cmp ling. a linear sequence of symbols, words, or bits that is treated as a unit
12) gam spo Also called string′ line`
balkline
13) spo a complement of contestants or players grouped as a squad according to their skill
14) Usu., strings. conditions or limitations on a proposal:
a generous offer with no strings attached[/ex]
15) archaic a ligament, nerve, or the like in an animal body
16) to furnish with or as if with a string:
to string a bow[/ex]
17) to extend or stretch like a string:
strung lights on the tree[/ex]
18) to adorn with strung objects:
a room strung with lights[/ex]
19) jew to thread on or as if on a string:
to string beads[/ex]
20) to arrange in a series or succession:
stringing words together[/ex]
21) mad
a) to adjust the strings of to the required pitch:
to string a violin[/ex]
b) to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings
22) to strip the strings from:
to string beans[/ex]
23) to make tense:
My nerves are strung[/ex]
24) to kill by hanging (usu. fol. by up)
25) to fool; deceive (often fol. by along)
26) to lie or move in a string
27) to form into a string or strings
28) gam to strike a cue ball to determine the order of play
29) phv string along
a) to be in agreement; go along
b) to keep in a state of uncertainty
30) phv string out
a) to extend; stretch out
b) to prolong
Etymology: bef. 900; (n.) ME string, streng, OE streng, c. OHG stranc, ONstrengr

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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