string meaning

[ striŋ ] Pronunciation:   "string" in a sentence
  • Noun: string  string
    1. A lightweight cord
      - twine 
    2. Stringed instruments that are played with a bow
      "the strings played superlatively well"
      - bowed stringed instrument 
    3. A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed 
    4. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
      "a string of islands"
      - train 
    5. A linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases) 
    6. A tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
      - drawstring, drawing string 
    7. A tough piece of fibre in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod) 
    8. (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
      - cosmic string 
    9. A collection of objects threaded on a single strand 
    10. A necklace made by a stringing objects together
      "a string of beads"
      - chain, strand
    Verb: string (strung)  string
    1. Thread on or as if on a string
      "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"
      - thread, draw 
    2. Add as if on a string
      "string these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you'll have a musical"
      - string up 
    3. Move or come along
      - string along 
    4. Stretch out or arrange like a string 
    5. String together; tie or fasten with a string
      "string the package" 
    6. Remove the stringy parts of
      "string beans" 
    7. Provide with strings
      "string my guitar"

    Derived forms: stringing, strings, strung

    See also: string out, stringer, strung

    Type of: accumulation, add, advance, aggregation, alter, arrange, assemblage, change, collection, cord, elementary particle, fasten, fiber [US], fibre [Brit, Cdn], fix, fundamental particle, go on, march on, modify, move on, necklace, pass on, progress, remove, secure, sequence, series, set up, stringed instrument, take, take away, tie, withdraw

    Antonym: unstring

    Part of: drawstring bag, stringed instrument

    Encyclopedia: String

  • [Architecture]

    In a stair, an inclined board which supports the end of the steps; also called a stringer.


    In a lattice roof truss, a horizontal tie.


    A stringcourse. Also called stringer, stringboard, or face string. For specific types, see closed string, face string, finish string, open string, outer string, rough string, stair string.


  • [Electronics]
    1. In computer operations, a set of items in a sequence determined by the order of keys.
    2. In a computer memory, a sequence of bits or characters.
    3. Any group of series-connected components or circuits.

  • [Oil and gas]
    The makeup of a specific length of coiled tubing used for well intervention or other concentric wellbore operations.

  • [Computer]
    <programming> A sequence of data values, usually bytes, which usually stand for characters (a "character string"). The mapping between values and characters is determined by the character set which is itself specified implcitly or explicitly by the environment in which the string is being interpreted.

    The most common character set is ASCII but, since the late 1990s, there has been increased interest in larger character sets such as Unicode where each character is represented by more than eight bits.

    Most programming languages consider strings (e.g. "124:shabooya:\n", "hello world") basically distinct from numbers which are typically stored in fixed-length binary or floating-point representation.

    A bit string is a sequence of bits.


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  1. each string is of manageable proportions.
  2. we decided to play out the string.
  3. do not cut the string, untie the knots.
  4. he fished a length of string out of his pocket.
  5. he bound the box with a piece of string.

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