1》 material consisting of threads of cotton, hemp, etc. twisted together to form a thin length.
    ↘a piece of such material.
2》 a length of catgut or wire on a musical instrument, producing a note by vibration.
    ↘(strings) the stringed instruments in an orchestra.
3》 a piece of catgut, nylon, etc., interwoven with others to form the head of a sports racket.
4》 a set of things tied or threaded together on a thin cord.
5》 a sequence of similar items or events.
    ↘Computing a linear sequence of characters, words, or other data.
    ↘a group of racehorses trained at one stable.
    ↘a reserve team or player holding a specified position in an order of preference.
    ↘a player assigned a specified rank in a team in an individual sport.
6》 a tough piece of fibre in vegetables, meat, or other food.
7》 a G-string or thong.
8》 Physics a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having the dynamical properties of a flexible loop.
    ↘(also cosmic string) a hypothetical thread-like concentration of energy within the structure of space–time.
verb (past and past participle strung)
1》 arrange on or as on a string.
    ↘(be strung or be strung out) be arranged in a long line.
2》 fit a string or strings to (a musical instrument, a racket, or a bow).
3》 remove the strings from (a bean).
4》 N. Amer. informal hoax or trick (someone).
5》 informal work as a stringer in journalism.
6》 Billiards determine the order of play by striking the cue ball from baulk to rebound as far as possible from the top cushion.
no strings attached informal there are no special conditions or restrictions.
on a string under one's control or influence.
Phrasal verbs
string someone along informal mislead someone deliberately over a length of time.
string something out
1》 prolong something.
2》 (be strung out) informal be nervous or tense.
3》 (be strung out) N. Amer. informal be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
string someone up
1》 kill someone by hanging.
2》 (be strung up) Brit. informal be tense or nervous.
stringed adjective
stringless adjective
string-like adjective
OE streng (n.), of Gmc origin; related to strong.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.


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