What does string mean?

Definitions for string
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word string.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. string, twinenoun

    a lightweight cord

  2. bowed stringed instrument, stringnoun

    stringed instruments that are played with a bow

    "the strings played superlatively well"

  3. stringnoun

    a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed

  4. string, trainnoun

    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"

  5. stringnoun

    a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)

  6. drawstring, drawing string, stringnoun

    a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening

    "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"

  7. stringnoun

    a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)

  8. string, cosmic stringnoun

    (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop

  9. stringnoun

    a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

  10. chain, string, strandverb

    a necklace made by a stringing objects together

    "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";

  11. string, thread, drawverb

    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. string, string upverb

    add as if on a string

    "string these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you'll have a musical"

  13. string, string alongverb

    move or come along

  14. stringverb

    stretch out or arrange like a string

  15. stringverb

    string together; tie or fasten with a string

    "string the package"

  16. stringverb

    remove the stringy parts of

    "string beans"

  17. stringverb

    provide with strings

    "string my guitar"

GCIDE

  1. Stringnoun

    a sequence of similar objects or events sufficiently close in time or space to be perceived as a group; a string of accidents; a string of restaurants on a highway.

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  2. Stringnoun

    (Physics) A one-dimensional string-like mathematical object used as a means of representing the properties of fundamental particles in string theory, one theory of particle physics; such hypothetical objects are one-dimensional and very small (10-33 cm) but exist in more than four spatial dimensions, and have various modes of vibration. Considering particles as strings avoids some of the problems of treating particles as points, and allows a unified treatment of gravity along with the other three forces (electromagnetism, the weak force, and the strong force) in a manner consistent with quantum mechanics. See also string theory.

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

Wiktionary

  1. stringnoun

    A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.

  2. stringnoun

    Such a structure considered as a substance.

  3. stringnoun

    Any similar long, thin and flexible object.

  4. stringnoun

    A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.

    The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive

  5. stringnoun

    A series of items or events.

    a string of successes

  6. stringnoun

    An ordered sequence of symbols or characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.

  7. stringnoun

    A stringed instrument.

  8. stringnoun

    The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.

  9. stringnoun

    The conditions and limitations in a contract collecively. (cf. no strings attached)

    no strings attached

  10. stringverb

    To put (items) on a string.

    You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.

  11. stringverb

    To put strings on (something).

    It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.

  12. stringnoun

    the main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics

  13. stringnoun

    A slang term for cannabis or marijuana

  14. stringnoun

    A minigame 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stringnoun

    a small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of leather, or other substance, used for binding together, fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet string; a silken string

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  2. Stringnoun

    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 succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a string of houses; a string of arguments

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  3. Stringnoun

    a strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  4. Stringnoun

    the cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or violin; specifically (pl.), the stringed instruments of an orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as, the strings took up the theme

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  5. Stringnoun

    the line or cord of a bow

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  6. Stringnoun

    a fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  7. Stringnoun

    a nerve or tendon of an animal body

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  8. Stringnoun

    an inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  9. Stringnoun

    the tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericap of leguminous plants, and which is readily pulled off; as, the strings of beans

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  10. Stringnoun

    a small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  11. Stringnoun

    same as Stringcourse

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  12. Stringnoun

    the points made in a game

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  13. Stringverb

    to furnish with strings; as, to string a violin

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  14. Stringverb

    to put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  15. Stringverb

    to put on a string; to file; as, to string beads

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  16. Stringverb

    to make tense; to strengthen

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

  17. Stringverb

    to deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9

    Etymology: [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. strng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.]

Freebase

  1. string

    In computer programming, a string is traditionally a sequence of characters, either as a literal constant or as some kind of variable. The latter may allow its elements to be mutated and/or the length changed, or it may be fixed. A string is generally understood as a data type and is often implemented as an array of bytes that stores a sequence of elements, typically characters, using some character encoding. A string may also denote more general arrays or other sequence data types and structures. Depending on programming language and precise data type used, a variable declared to be a string may either cause storage in memory to be statically allocated for a predetermined maximum length or employ dynamic allocation to allow it to hold variable number of elements. When a string appears literally in source code, it is known as a string literal and has a representation that denotes it as such. In formal languages, which are used in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science, a string is a finite sequence of symbols that are chosen from a set called an alphabet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. String

    string, n. a small cord or slip of anything for tying, small cord, twine: a ribbon: nerve, tendon, a vegetable fibre: the chord (slender piece of wire or catgut stretched) of a musical instrument: (pl.) stringed instruments collectively: a cord on which things are filed, a succession or series of things: a drove of horses: in billiards, the buttons strung on a wire by which the score is kept, the score itself: an expedient, object in view or of pursuit: the highest range of planks in a ship's ceiling.—v.t. to supply with strings: to put in tune: to put on a string: to make tense or firm: to take the strings off.—v.i. to stretch out into a long line: to form itself into strings: at billiards, to drive the ball against the end of the table and back, in order to determine which player is to open the game:—pa.t. and pa.p. strung.—ns. String′-band, a band composed chiefly of stringed instruments; String′-board, a board which faces the well-hole of a staircase, and receives the ends of the steps; String′-course, a projecting horizontal course or line of mouldings running quite along the face of a building.—adj. Stringed, having strings.—ns. String′er, one who, or that which, strings: a lengthwise timber on which a rail is fastened resting on a transverse cross-tie or sleeper: any main lengthways timber in a bridge or other building: a small screw-hook to which piano-strings are sometimes attached: (naut.) a shelf-piece, an inside horizontal plank, supporting beam-ends, any heavy timber similarly carried round a vessel to strengthen her for special heavy service, as whaling, &c.; String′iness.—adj. String′less, having no strings.—ns. String′-or′gan, a reed-organ having a graduated set of vibrators or free reeds connected by rods which cause to vibrate corresponding wires or strings stretched over a sounding-board; String′-pea, a pea with edible pods; String′-piece, a supporting timber forming the edge of the framework of a floor or staircase, &c.; String′-plate; a metal plate bearing the spring-block of a pianoforte.—adj. String′y, consisting of strings or small threads: fibrous: capable of being drawn into strings.—n. String′y-bark, one of a class of Australian gum-trees with very fibrous bark.—Harp upon one string (see under Harp); Have one on a string, to gain complete influence or control over some one: to place a person under great anxiety; Have two strings to one's bow, to have more than one expedient for attaining the object in view. [A.S. strenge, cord—strang, strong; Dut. streng, Ice. strengr, Ger. strang; conn. with L. stringĕre, to draw tight.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. string

    [Anglo-Saxon stræng]. In ship-building, a strake within side, constituting the highest range of planks in a ship's ceiling, and it answers to the sheer-strake outside, to the scarphs of which it gives strength.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'string' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3593

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'string' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3894

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'string' in Nouns Frequency: #1083

How to pronounce string?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of string in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of string in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of string in a Sentence

  1. Marine First Lieutenant Cameron Edinburgh:

    Information gained from the previous investigation gave way to this string of arrests.

  2. Gregory Benford - Timescape:

    There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.

  3. Mabel Thomsen:

    He said anybody that had a string of beads could sit in his lap. I happened to be wearing a string of beads so I got to sit in his lap.

  4. Suzanne Rowan-Kelleher:

    In general, people don’t politicize their vacations, but it’s hard to ignore these incidents, after the passage of HB-2, numerous hotel owners in North Carolina told me they had a string of cancellations. Tourists, especially the younger generation, like millennials, are way more aware of what’s going on in any given state and more likely to vote with their dollars, so to speak.

  5. Roger McGuinn:

    The first 12-string guitar I bought was probably around 1957.

Images & Illustrations of string

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Translations for string

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  • وترArabic
  • нишка, низBulgarian
  • corda, cordill, cordellCatalan, Valencian
  • šňůra, provázek, řetězecCzech
  • llinynWelsh
  • streng, serie, strygerne, trække på snor, opstrenge, strengeDanish
  • Zeichenkette, String, Schnur, Saite, einfädeln, auffädelnGerman
  • σπάγγος, συμβολοσειρά, σπάγκος, σειρά, έγχορδα, κλωστή, χορδήGreek
  • kordoEsperanto
  • mecate, cordel, cadena, cuerda, encordarSpanish
  • keelpillid, nöör, sõne, ridaEstonian
  • kateaBasque
  • رشتهPersian
  • naru, jouset, nauha, nyöri, ehdot, rajoitukset, jänne, pilvi, ketju, kieli, säie, merkkijono, pujottaa, nauhoittaa, jänteistääFinnish
  • chaîne de caractères, corde, cannabis, marijuana, série, cordes, suite, enfiler, chaîneFrench
  • teudScottish Gaelic
  • מיתרHebrew
  • तारHindi
  • spárga, madzag, zsineg, zsinórHungarian
  • լարArmenian
  • kordetoIdo
  • snæri, spotti, strengur, bandIcelandic
  • corda, clausola restrittiva, stringa, condizioni accessorie, sfilza, sequenza di caratteri, legaccio, sequela, laccetto, resta, catena, serie, spago, fune, canapo, teoria delle stringhe, fila, strumenti a corda, reteItalian
  • 列, 紐, 条件, 弦, 弓弦, 文字列Japanese
  • ბაწარი, სიმიGeorgian
  • ខ្សែKhmer
  • Korean
  • fīlum, līnum, līneaLatin
  • stygaLithuanian
  • stīgaLatvian
  • aho, kauiMāori
  • чавхдасMongolian
  • taliMalay
  • strengNorwegian
  • draad, karakterreeks, snaarinstrumenten, aaneenrijgen, rijgenDutch
  • strengNorwegian Nynorsk
  • strengNorwegian
  • sznurek, strunaPolish
  • cordas, corda, barbante, cadeia de caracteres, fio, encordoar, enfileirarPortuguese
  • coardă, strună, serie, suită, șirRomanian
  • верёвка, стру́йка, шнур, ряд, верени́ца, се́рия, ни́тка, строка́, усло́вие, цепо́чка, струна́, тетива́, бечёвкаRussian
  • žica, жицaSerbo-Croatian
  • šnúra, reťazec, struna, následnosť, tetiva, sled, povrázok, reťaz, špagát, sekvenciaSlovak
  • vargAlbanian
  • sträng, stränginstrument, följd, serie, strängaSwedish
  • uziSwahili
  • เชือก, ด้ายThai
  • ipTurkish
  • سٹرنگUrdu
  • chuỗiVietnamese
  • שטריקלYiddish
  • intamboZulu

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    • A. hatched
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    • C. aligned
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