String - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstrɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word string
Brit.  |strɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word string
irregular verb:  p.t. — strung  p.p. — strung
- a lightweight cord (syn: twine)
- stringed instruments that are played with a bow
- a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, as a part of an instrument or a tennis racket
- a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding (syn: train)
- a linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.)
- a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
- a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)
- (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
- a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
- a necklace made by stringing objects together (syn: chain, strand)
- thread on or as if on a string (syn: draw, thread)
- add as if on a string (syn: string up)
- move or come along
- stretch out or arrange like a string
- string together; tie or fasten with a string
- remove the stringy parts of
- provide with strings

Examples

She tied a string around the boxes.

He tied the packages together with string.

We strung popcorn garlands for the Christmas tree.

They strung wires from tree to tree.

Scouts strung lanterns along the trail.

She strung the key around her neck.

On the string at the half, third, fourth or other aliquot points.

The jewels are strung together on a fine silver chain.

Her key hung on a string around her neck.

I need a piece of string to tie this package.

She owns a string of health clubs.

Christmas lights were strung from one end of Main Street to the other.

beads strung on a silver chain

he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag

the child drew glass beads on a string

Phrasal verbs

string out  — set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
string up  — kill by hanging

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: string
he/she/it: strings
present participle: stringing
past tense: strung
past participle: strung
noun
singular: string
plural: strings
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