1. [ noun ] a lightweight cord
Synonyms: twine
Related terms: cord chalk_line packthread intertwine
2. [ noun ] (music) stringed instruments that are played with a bow
Synonyms: bowed_stringed_instrument

"the strings played superlatively well"

Related terms: stringed_instrument bass_fiddle violin viol viola cello fingerboard
3. [ verb ] thread on or as if on a string
Synonyms: draw thread

"string pearls on a string" "the child drew glass beads on a string" "thread dried cranberries"

Related terms: arrange bead wire guide chain
4. [ noun ] (music) a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
Related terms: cord snare stringed_instrument
5. [ verb ] add as if on a string
Synonyms: string_up

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

Related terms: add
6. [ noun ] a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
Synonyms: train

: "a string of islands" "train of mourners" "a train of thought"

Related terms: series
7. [ noun ] a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
Related terms: sequence extension abecedary language_unit
8. [ noun ] a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
Synonyms: drawing_string drawstring

"he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"

Related terms: tie purse_string drawstring_bag
9. [ noun ] (linguistics) a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
Synonyms: word_string linguistic_string string_of_words
Related terms: language sentence line syntagm constituent language_unit
10. [ verb ] provide with strings

"string my guitar"

Related terms: unstring change
11. [ verb ] string together; tie or fasten with a string

"string the package"

Related terms: fasten
12. [ verb ] remove the stringy parts of

"string beans"

Related terms: remove
13. [ verb ] move or come along
Synonyms: string_along
Related terms: advance
14. [ verb ] stretch out or arrange like a string
Related terms: arrange string_out
15. [ noun ] a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
Related terms: collection beads
16. [ noun ] a necklace made by a stringing objects together
Synonyms: strand chain

"a string of beads" or "a strand of pearls"

Related terms: necklace
Similar spelling:   staring