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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English streng

Noun

Singular
string

Plural
s

string (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
  4. (countable) A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.
    The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive
  5. (countable) A series of items or events.
    a string of successes
  6. (countable) (computing) A sequence of characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
  7. (countable) (computing) A data type storing a sequence of data values, usually bytes, in which elements usually stand for characters according to a character encoding.
  8. (countable) (computer science) An ordered sequence of symbols of a predetermined set or alphabet.
  9. (music, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A stringed instrument or the person playing that instrument.
  10. (countable) (physics) the main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics
  11. A slang term for cannabis or marijuana

Derived terms

Synonyms

  • (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

Verb

Infinitive
to string

Third person singular
strings

Simple past
strung

Past participle
-

Present participle
stringing

to string (third-person singular simple present strings, present participle stringing, simple past and past participle strung)
  1. (transitive) To put (items) on a string.
    You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace
  2. (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

to be checked

Derived terms


Dutch

Noun

string m.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) g-string, thong

French

Etymology

From English string.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /stʁiŋ/

Noun

string m. (plural strings)

  1. G-string, thong, tanga

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