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Definition 1: a lightweight cord - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of string ) a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface

(... is a kind of string ) a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages

Definition 2: a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

"he needed a tie for the packages"

(... is a kind of string ) a drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse

(... is part of string) a bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring

Definition 3: a necklace made by stringing objects together - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a string of beads
  • a strand of pearls

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)

Definition 4: a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, as a part of an instrument or a tennis racket - [noun denoting artifact]

(string is a kind of ...) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of string ) strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit

Definition 5: a collection of objects threaded on a single strand - [noun denoting artifact]

(string is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of string ) several beads threaded together on a string

Definition 6: stringed instruments that are played with a bow - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the strings played superlatively well

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound

(... is a kind of string ) largest and lowest member of the violin family

(... is a kind of string ) a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing

(... is a kind of string ) any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family

(... is a kind of string ) a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower

(... is a kind of string ) bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

(string is a part of ...) a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers

Definition 7: a linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.) - [noun denoting communication]

(string is a kind of ...) serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

"the sequence of names was alphabetical" "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"

(... is a kind of string ) a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename

"most applications provide extensions for the files they create" "most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"

(... is a kind of string ) a linear sequence of words as spoken or written

(... is a kind of string ) a string that is part of a longer string

(string is a part of ...) one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

Definition 8: a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding - [noun denoting group]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a string of islands
  • train of mourners
  • a train of thought

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

Definition 9: (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter

(string belongs to category ...) the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe

Definition 10: a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod) - [noun denoting substance]

(string is a kind of ...) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

Definition 11: add as if on a string - [verb of change]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

Definition 12: provide with strings - [verb of contact]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • string my guitar

(string is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 13: thread on or as if on a string - [verb of contact]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of string ) string together like beads

(... is a kind of string ) string on a wire

"wire beads"

(string has a similar meaning as ...) pass over, across, or through

"He ran his eyes over her body" "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine" "He drew her hair through his fingers"

Definition 14: remove the stringy parts of - [verb of contact]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • string beans

(string is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 15: string together; tie or fasten with a string - [verb of contact]

Samples where string or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • string the package

(string is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 16: stretch out or arrange like a string - [verb of contact]

(string is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 17: move or come along - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for string in the sense of this definition

(string is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

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