Complete Definition of "string"

English

see|strings

Pronunciation
IPA|/strɪÅ/, SAMPA|/strIN/
audio|en-us-string.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪÅ|-ɪÅ

Etymology
Old English streng

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. countable A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.
  2. uncountable Such a structure considered as a substance.
  3. countable Any long, thin and flexible object.

#: a violin string

  1. countable A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.

#: The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive

  1. countable A series of items or events.

#: a string of successes

  1. countable (computer science) A sequence of characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
  2. music|countable|usually in plural A stringed instrument or the person playing that instrument.

Derived terms
second string

Synonyms
rfc-level|Synonyms at L4+ not in L3 POS section (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Derived terms)
(long, thin structure): cord, rope, line
(this structure as a substance): cord, rope, twine
(anything long and thin):
(cohesive substance in the form of a string):
(series of items or events): sequence, series
(sequence of characters in computing):
(stringed instruments): string section the strings, or the string section
(conditions): conditions, provisos

Translations
trans-top|long, thin structure
Arabic: ARchar|Ùتر unicode|(wátar)
Bosnian: žica (жиÑa) f
Bulgarian: ниÑка (niÊ ka)
Chinese: ç·, 线 (xiàn)
Danish: streng
Dutch: draad
Finnish: nyöri
French: corde f
German: Schnur f
Hungarian: zsineg
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Italian: spago m
Japanese: ç´ (himo)
Korean: ë (kkeun)
Kurdish: KUchar|بÙâÙد, KUchar|Ù¾Ùâت, KUchar|دÙâزÙ
Portuguese: barbante m, corda f, fio m
Russian: беÑÑвка (beÄóvka) f
Spanish: cordel m, mecate m, cuerda f
Swedish: sträng c
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trans-top|this structure as a substance
Danish: streng
French: corde f
trans-mid
Swedish: sträng c
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trans-top|anything long and thin
trans-mid
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trans-top|cohesive substance in the form of a string
Danish: streng
trans-mid
Swedish: sträng c
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trans-top|series of items or events
Bulgarian: низ (niz)
Danish: serie
French: suite f, série f
Italian: serie f
trans-mid
Swedish: serie c, följd c
trans-bottom

trans-top|sequence of characters in computing
Bulgarian: низ (niz)
Czech: ÅetÄzec m
Danish: streng
French: chaîne de caractères f
Italian: stringa f
trans-mid
Swedish: sträng c
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trans-top|stringed instruments
Danish: strygerne
Dutch: snaarinstrumenten
trans-mid
Portuguese: cordas
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trans-top|conditions
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Verb
en-verb|strings|stringing|strung

  1. transitive To put (items) on a string.

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

  1. transitive To put strings on (something).

#:It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly

Synonyms
(put on a string): thread
(put strings on): lace

Translations
trans-top|put on a string
Danish: trække på snor
Dutch: rijgen, aaneenrijgen
trans-mid
French: enfiler
Portuguese: enfileirar
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trans-top|put strings on
Danish: opstrenge, strenge op
Portuguese: encordoar
trans-mid
Swedish: stränga
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;to be checked
ttbc|Spanish: enhebrar

Derived terms
top2
cosmic string
heartstrings
string along
string band
mid2
string quartet
string up
string vest
stringy
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Dutch

Noun
string m

  1. (underwear) g-string, thong

French
Etymology
From E.|fr #English|string.

Pronunciation
IPA|/stÊiÅ/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. G-string, thong, tanga

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