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Meaning of STRING

Pronunciation:  string

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
  2. [n]  a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads" or"a strand of pearls"
  3. [n]  a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
  4. [n]  a lightweight cord
  5. [n]  a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
  6. [n]  a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
  7. [n]  a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
  8. [n]  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 of mourners"; "a train of thought"
  9. [v]  add as if on a string; "string these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you'll have a musical"
  10. [v]  provide with strings; "string my guitar"
  11. [v]  thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"
  12. [v]  remove the stringy parts of; "string beans"
  13. [v]  string together; tie or fasten with a string; "string the package"
  14. [v]  stretch out or arrange like a string
  15. [v]  move or come along

STRING is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bowed stringed instrument, chain, draw, drawing string, drawstring, linguistic string, strand, string along, string of words, string up, thread, train, twine, word string
 Antonyms: unstring
 See Also: accumulation, add, advance, aggregation, alter, arrange, assemblage, bass fiddle, bass viol, bead, beads, bull fiddle, cello, chalk line, change, collection, contrabass, cord, double bass, drawstring bag, fasten, fiddle, fingerboard, fix, go on, language, language unit, linguistic communication, linguistic unit, march on, move on, necklace, packthread, pass on, progress, purse string, remove, secure, sentence, series, set up, snapline, snare, spread out, string bass, string of beads, string out, stringed instrument, syntagm, syntagma, take, take away, tie, viol, viola, violin, violoncello, wire, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \String\, n.
       (a) In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes,
           as in American billiard games, marked by buttons
           threaded on a string or wire.
       (b) In various games, competitions, etc., a certain number
           of turns at play, of rounds, etc.
    2. (Billiards & Pool)
       (a) The line from behind and over which the cue ball must
           be played after being out of play as by being pocketed
           or knocked off the table; -- called also {string
       (b) Act of stringing for break.
    3. A hoax; a trumped-up or ``fake'' story. [Slang]
  2. \String\, v. t.
    To hoax; josh; jolly. [Slang]
  3. \String\, v. i.
    To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is
    stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
  4. \String\ (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng;
    akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str["a]ng,
    Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see
    {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin
    to E. strangle.]
    1. A small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of
       leather, or other substance, used for binding together,
       fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread
       and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet
       string; a silken string. --Shak.
             Round Ormond's knee thou tiest the mystic string.
    2. A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are
       strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence,
       a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if
       so arranged; a succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a
       string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a
       string of houses; a string of arguments. ``A string of
       islands.'' --Gibbon.
    3. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are
       held together. --Milton.
    4. The cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or
       violin; specifically (pl.), the stringed instruments of an
       orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as,
       the strings took up the theme. ``An instrument of ten
       strings.'' --Ps. xxx. iii. 2.
             Me softer airs befit, and softer strings Of lute, or
             viol still.                           --Milton.
    5. The line or cord of a bow. --Ps. xi. 2.
             He twangs the grieving string.        --Pope.
    6. A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.
             Duckweed putteth forth a little string into the
             water, from the bottom.               --Bacon.
    7. A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
             The string of his tongue was loosed.  --Mark vii.
    8. (Shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks,
       corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and
       bolted to it.
    9. (Bot.) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves
       of the pericap of leguminous plants, and which is readily
       pulled off; as, the strings of beans.
    10. (Mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic
        vein. --Ure.
    11. (Arch.) Same as {Stringcourse}.
    12. (Billiards) The points made in a game.
    {String band} (Mus.), a band of musicians using only, or
       chiefly, stringed instruments.
    {String beans}.
        (a) A dish prepared from the unripe pods of several kinds
            of beans; -- so called because the strings are
            stripped off.
        (b) Any kind of beans in which the pods are used for
            cooking before the seeds are ripe; usually, the low
            bush bean.
    {To have two strings to one's bow}, to have a means or
       expedient in reserve in case the one employed fails.
  5. \String\ (str[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Strung} (str[u^]ng);
    p. p. {Strung} (R. {Stringed} (str[i^]ngd)); p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
             Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With
             firmest nerves, designed to walk the street? --Gay.
    2. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument,
       in order to play upon it.
             For here the Muse so oft her harp has strung, That
             not a mountain rears its head unsung. --Addison.
    3. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
    4. To make tense; to strengthen.
             Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood.
    5. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to
       string beans. See {String}, n., 9.
Computing Dictionary

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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing strings in your dream, represents binding, cohesion, and joining. It may relate to the strength of your involvement to a project, situation, or relationship. You may have concerns about holding some relationship together. Alternatively, the dream may indicate your need to use your position and leverage to get what you want. Dreaming that you are tying a string indicates something you have forgotten to do.