HyperDic: string

English > 17 senses of the word string:
NOUNartifactstring, twinea lightweight cord
artifactstring, bowed stringed instrumentstringed instruments that are played with a bow
artifactstringa tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
groupstring, traina sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
communicationstringa linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
artifactstring, drawstring, drawing stringa tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
substancestringa tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)
objectstring, cosmic string(cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
artifactstringa collection of objects threaded on a single strand
artifactstring, chain, stranda necklace made by a stringing objects together
VERBcontactstring, thread, drawthread on or as if on a string
changestring, string upadd as if on a string
motionstring, string alongmove or come along
contactstringstretch out or arrange like a string
contactstringstring together
contactstringremove the stringy parts of
contactstringprovide with strings
string > pronunciation
Soundsstrih'ng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > string: 17 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA lightweight cord.
Synonymtwine
Narrowerchalk line, snap line, snaplineA chalked string used in the building trades / trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
packthreadA strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
BroadercordA line made of twisted fibers or threads
Spanishbramante, cordel, cordón, cuerda, guita, hilo, mecate
Catalancordell
Verbsstringthread on or as if on a string
stringstring together
English > string: 17 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningstringed instruments that are played with a bow.
Example"the strings played superlatively well"
Synonymbowed stringed instrument
PartsfingerboardA 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
Narrowerbass fiddle, bass viol, bull fiddle, double bass, contrabass, string basslargest and lowest member of the violin family
cello, violoncelloA large stringed instrument
violAny of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
violaA bowed stringed instrument slightly larger / larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
violin, fiddlebowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family
Broaderstringed instrumentA musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
Catalaninstrument de corda amb arc
Verbsstringprovide with strings
English > string: 17 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed.
Narrowersnarestrings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum
BroadercordA line made of twisted fibers or threads
Verbsstringprovide with strings
English > string: 17 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding.
Example"a string of islands"
Synonymtrain
BroaderseriesSimilar things placed in order or happening one after another
Spanishserie
Catalansèrie
Verbsstringadd as if on a string
English > string: 17 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases).
Partslanguage unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
Narrowerextension, filename extension, file name extensionA string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters
string of words, word string, linguistic stringA linear sequence of words as spoken or written
substringA string that is part of a longer string
BroadersequenceSerial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
Spanishcadena
Catalancadena
English > string: 17 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening.
Example"he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
Synonymsdrawstring, drawing string
Part ofdrawstring bagA bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring
Narrowerpurse stringA drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse
BroadertieA cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
English > string: 17 senses > noun 7, substance
MeaningA tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod).
Broaderfiber, fibreA slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
English > string: 17 senses > noun 8, object
Meaning(cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop.
Synonymcosmic string
Categorycosmology, cosmogony, cosmogenyThe branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
Broaderelementary particle, fundamental particle(physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom
English > string: 17 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA collection of objects threaded on a single strand.
Narrowerbeads, string of beadsSeveral beads threaded together on a string
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishhilera
Catalanfilera
Verbsstringthread on or as if on a string
stringstretch out or arrange like a string
English > string: 17 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA necklace made by a stringing objects together.
Example"a string of beads"
Synonymschain, strand
Broadernecklacejewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems / gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
Spanishcadena, cadenilla
Catalancadena
Verbsstringthread on or as if on a string
English > string: 17 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningthread on or as if on a string.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "string pearls on a string"
  • "the child drew glass beads on a string"
Synonymsthread, draw
Narrowerbeadstring together like beads
wirestring on a wire
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
Similar toguide, run, draw, passpass over, across, or through
Spanishencordar, enfilar, engarzar, enhebrar, ensartar
Catalanenfilar
Participlestrungthat is on a string
Nounsstringa lightweight cord
stringa necklace made by a stringing objects together
stringa collection of objects threaded on a single strand
stringera worker who strings
English > string: 17 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningadd as if on a string.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "string these ideas together"
  • "string up these songs and you'll have a musical"
Synonymstring up
Broaderaddmake an addition (to)
Spanishencordar, engarzar
Catalanencordar, penjar-se, penjar
Nounsstringa sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
English > string: 17 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove or come along.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymstring along
Broaderadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Spanishensartar
Catalanenfilar
English > string: 17 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningstretch out or arrange like a string.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
See alsostring outset out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
Nounsstringa collection of objects threaded on a single strand
English > string: 17 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningstring together; tie or fasten with a string.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"string the package"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishencordar
Catalanencordar
Nounsstringa lightweight cord
English > string: 17 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningRemove the stringy parts of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"string beans"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdesfibrar
Catalandesenfilar
English > string: 17 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningProvide with strings.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"string my guitar"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
OppositeunstringRemove the strings from
Spanishencordar
Nounsstringa tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
stringstringed instruments that are played with a bow

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