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string

 (strĭng)
n.
1.
a. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
b. A strand or cord of such material.
2. Music
a. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
b. strings The section of a band or orchestra composed of stringed instruments, especially violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.
c. strings Stringed instruments or their players considered as a group.
3. Something resembling a string or appearing as a long, thin line: limp strings of hair.
4. A plant fiber.
5. Physics One of the extremely minute objects that form the basis of string theory.
6.
a. A set of objects threaded together or attached on a string: a string of beads.
b. A number of objects arranged in a line: a string of islands.
c. Computers A set of consecutive characters.
7. A series of similar or related acts, events, or items: a string of victories. See Synonyms at series.
8.
a. A set of animals, especially racehorses, belonging to a single owner; a stable.
b. A scattered group of businesses under a single ownership or management: a string of boutiques.
9. Sports
a. A group of players ranked according to ability within a team: He made the second string.
b. A complete game consisting of ten frames in bowling.
10. Architecture
a. A stringboard.
b. A stringcourse.
11. Games The balk line in billiards.
12. Informal A limiting or hidden condition. Often used in the plural: a gift with no strings attached.
v. strung (strŭng), string·ing, strings
v.tr.
1. To fit or furnish with strings or a string: string a guitar; string a tennis racket.
2. To stretch out or extend: string a wire across a room.
3. To thread on a string: string popcorn.
4. To arrange in a line or series: strung the words into a sentence.
5. To fasten, tie, or hang with a string or strings: string a hammock between trees.
6. To strip (vegetables) of fibers.
v.intr.
To extend or progress in a string, line, or succession: "We followed the others stringing through the narrow paved paths" (Susan Richards Shreve).
Phrasal Verbs:
string along Informal
1. To go along with something; agree.
2. To keep (someone) waiting or in a state of uncertainty.
3. To fool, cheat, or deceive.
string out
To draw out; prolong.
string up Informal
To kill (someone) by hanging.
Idiom:
on a/the string
Under one's complete control or influence.

[Middle English, from Old English streng.]

string

(strɪŋ)
n
1. (Textiles) a thin length of cord, twine, fibre, or similar material used for tying, hanging, binding, etc
2. (Jewellery) a group of objects threaded on a single strand: a string of beads.
3. a series or succession of things, events, acts, utterances, etc: a string of oaths.
4. a number, chain, or group of similar things, animals, etc, owned by or associated with one person or body: a string of girlfriends.
5. (Botany) a tough fibre or cord in a plant: the string of an orange; the string of a bean.
6. (Instruments) music a tightly stretched wire, cord, etc, found on stringed instruments, such as the violin, guitar, and piano
7. (Archery) short for bowstring
8. (Architecture) architect short for stringcourse, stringer1
9. (Linguistics) maths linguistics a sequence of symbols or words
10. (Mathematics) maths linguistics a sequence of symbols or words
11. (Linguistics) linguistics a linear sequence, such as a sentence as it is spoken
12. (General Physics) physics a one-dimensional entity postulated to be a fundamental component of matter in some theories of particle physics. See also cosmic string
13. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards another word for lag16
14. (Computer Science) a group of characters that can be treated as a unit by a computer program
15. (plural) complications or conditions (esp in the phrase no strings attached)
16. (Textiles) (modifier) composed of stringlike strands woven in a large mesh: a string bag; a string vest.
17. keep on a string to have control or a hold over (someone), esp emotionally
18. pull strings informal to exert personal influence, esp secretly or unofficially
19. pull the strings to have real or ultimate control of something
20. second string a person or thing regarded as a secondary source of strength
21. (Instruments) the strings (plural)
a. violins, violas, cellos, and double basses collectively
b. the section of a symphony orchestra constituted by such instruments
vb, strings, stringing or strung (strʌŋ)
22. (tr) to provide with a string or strings
23. (tr) to suspend or stretch from one point to another
24. (tr) to thread on a string
25. (tr) to form or extend in a line or series
26. (foll by out) to space or spread out at intervals
27. informal (usually foll by: up) to kill (a person) by hanging
28. (Cookery) (tr) to remove the stringy parts from (vegetables, esp beans)
29. (intr) (esp of viscous liquids) to become stringy or ropey
30. (often foll by: up) to cause to be tense or nervous
31. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards another word for lag13
[Old English streng; related to Old High German strang, Old Norse strengr; see strong]
ˈstringˌlike adj

string

(strɪŋ)

n., v. strung, string•ing. n.
1. a slender cord used for binding or tying.
2. a narrow strip of flexible material for tying parts together: bonnet strings.
3. a collection of objects threaded on a string: a string of pearls.
4. a series of things arranged in or as if in a line: a string of questions.
5. a group of animals, businesses, etc., owned or managed by one person or group: a string of race horses; a string of hotels.
6. the tightly stretched cord or wire of a musical instrument that produces a tone when caused to vibrate, as by plucking, striking, or the friction of a bow.
7. strings,
a. stringed instruments, esp. those played with a bow.
b. players of strings in an orchestra or band.
8. a cord or fiber in a plant.
9. Physics. a mathematical representation of elementary particles as finite one-dimensional curves rather than as points.
10.
b. one of the sloping sides of a stair, supporting the treads and risers.
11. a linear sequence of symbols, words, or bits that is treated as a unit.
12. Also called string′ line`. balkline.
13. a complement of contestants or players grouped as a squad according to their skill.
14. Usu., strings. conditions or limitations on a proposal: a generous offer with no strings attached.
15. Archaic. a ligament, nerve, or the like in an animal body.
v.t.
16. to furnish with or as if with a string: to string a bow.
17. to extend or stretch like a string: strung lights on the tree.
18. to adorn with strung objects: a room strung with lights.
19. to thread on or as if on a string: to string beads.
20. to arrange in a series or succession: stringing words together.
21.
a. to adjust the strings of to the required pitch: to string a violin.
b. to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings.
22. to strip the strings from: to string beans.
23. to make tense: My nerves are strung.
24. to kill by hanging (usu. fol. by up).
25. to fool; deceive (often fol. by along).
v.i.
26. to lie or move in a string.
27. to form into a string or strings.
28. to strike a cue ball to determine the order of play.
29. string along,
a. to be in agreement; go along.
b. to keep in a state of uncertainty.
30. string out,
a. to extend; stretch out.
b. to prolong.
Idioms:
on a or the string, subject to the whim of another.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English string, streng, Old English streng, c. Old High German stranc, Old Norse strengr]

string

- Etymologically, something that has been pulled "taut, stiff."
See also related terms for stiff.

String

 a line or series of things or animals.

string


Past participle: strung
Gerund: stringing

Imperative
string
string
Present
I string
you string
he/she/it strings
we string
you string
they string
Preterite
I strung
you strung
he/she/it strung
we strung
you strung
they strung
Present Continuous
I am stringing
you are stringing
he/she/it is stringing
we are stringing
you are stringing
they are stringing
Present Perfect
I have strung
you have strung
he/she/it has strung
we have strung
you have strung
they have strung
Past Continuous
I was stringing
you were stringing
he/she/it was stringing
we were stringing
you were stringing
they were stringing
Past Perfect
I had strung
you had strung
he/she/it had strung
we had strung
you had strung
they had strung
Future
I will string
you will string
he/she/it will string
we will string
you will string
they will string
Future Perfect
I will have strung
you will have strung
he/she/it will have strung
we will have strung
you will have strung
they will have strung
Future Continuous
I will be stringing
you will be stringing
he/she/it will be stringing
we will be stringing
you will be stringing
they will be stringing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stringing
you have been stringing
he/she/it has been stringing
we have been stringing
you have been stringing
they have been stringing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stringing
you will have been stringing
he/she/it will have been stringing
we will have been stringing
you will have been stringing
they will have been stringing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stringing
you had been stringing
he/she/it had been stringing
we had been stringing
you had been stringing
they had been stringing
Conditional
I would string
you would string
he/she/it would string
we would string
you would string
they would string
Past Conditional
I would have strung
you would have strung
he/she/it would have strung
we would have strung
you would have strung
they would have strung

string

A set of characters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.string - a lightweight cordstring - a lightweight cord      
chalk line, snap line, snapline - a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
packthread - a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
2.string - stringed instruments that are played with a bowstring - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
bull fiddle, contrabass, double bass, string bass, bass fiddle, bass viol - largest and lowest member of the violin family
cello, violoncello - a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
fingerboard - a 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
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
viol - any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
viola - a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
fiddle, violin - bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
3.string - a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
snare - strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
4.string - a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the precedingstring - 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"
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
5.string - a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
file name extension, filename extension, extension - a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename; "most applications provide extensions for the files they create"; "most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"
linguistic string, string of words, word string - a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
substring - a string that is part of a longer string
sequence - serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"
6.string - a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an openingstring - a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
drawstring bag - a bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring
purse string - a drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse
tie - a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
7.string - a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
8.string - (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
cosmogeny, cosmogony, cosmology - the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
9.string - a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
beads, string of beads - several beads threaded together on a string
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
10.string - a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
necklace - jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
Verb1.string - thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
guide, pass, run, draw - pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
bead - string together like beads
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
wire - string on a wire; "wire beads"
2.string - add as if on a string; "string these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you'll have a musical"
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
3.string - move or come along
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
4.string - stretch out or arrange like a string
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
string out, spread out - set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series; "the houses were strung out in a long row"
5.string - string together; tie or fasten with a string; "string the package"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
6.string - remove the stringy parts of; "string beans"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
7.string - provide with strings; "string my guitar"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
unstring - remove the strings from; "unstring my guitar"

string

noun
1. cord, yarn, twine, wire, strand, rope, fibre, thread, hawser, ligature He held out a small bag tied with string.
2. necklace, strand, rope, rosary, chaplet She wore a string of pearls around her neck.
3. series, line, row, file, sequence, queue, succession, procession The landscape is broken only by a string of villages.
4. sequence, run, series, chain, succession, streak The incident was the latest in a string of attacks.
plural noun
1. stringed instruments The strings provided a melodic background.
2. conditions, catches (informal), provisos, stipulations, requirements, riders, obligations, qualifications, complications, prerequisites an offer made in good faith, with no strings attached
verb
1. hang, stretch, suspend, sling, thread, loop, festoon He had strung a banner across the wall.
string along with someone accompany, go with, go along with, chaperon Can I string along with you for a while?
string someone along deceive, fool, take (someone) for a ride (informal), kid (informal), bluff, hoax, dupe, put one over on (someone) (informal), play fast and loose with (someone) (informal), play (someone) false She was stringing him along even after they were divorced.
string someone up (Informal) hang, lynch, gibbet Guards rushed into his cell and strung him up.
string something out prolong, extend, lengthen, protract Do you want to get it over with, or do you want to string it out?
Related words
fear linonophobia

string

noun
1. A group of people or things arranged in a row:
2. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other:
Informal: streak.
3. Informal. A restricting or modifying element.Often used in plural:
verb
To put (objects) onto a fine continuous filament:
phrasal verb
string up
Informal. To execute by suspending by the neck:
Slang: swing.
Translations
وَتَريُدخِل الخَرَز في الخَيْطيَربُط وَيُعَلِّقيُزيلُ الخُيوط أو الألياف من الخُضْرَواتيَشُدُّ الأوتار على القَوْس
šňůrastrunaprovázekřetězecsmyčcový
strengseriesnittesnorspænde
keelpillnöörridasõne
kielinarunyöri
cordechaîne de caractèresenfilerficellefil
užežica
felfûzfelhúrozfüzérhúrhúroz
band, snærihengjakippa, festiòræîa upp á bandsetja streng í/á
ひも
filumlinealinum
daržinė pupelėgriežta ekonomijaįdėti stygasišimti skaidulas išįtempti
attīrīt pākšu pupiņasauklapiekārtsaitesavērt
navliecťodvlákniťsláčikovýsťahovať vlákna
strunaverižicavrvica
strängsträngaföljdseriesnöre
เชือกสายบนเครื่องดนตรี
telipipe asmakipe geçirmeklif
dâysợi dây

string

[strɪŋ] (strung (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= cord) → cuerda f, cordel m, cabuya f (LAm), mecate m (Mex); (= lace etc) → cordón m
to have sb on a stringdominar a algn completamente, tener a algn en un puño
to pull stringsmover palancas
to have two strings to one's bowtener dos cuerdas en su arco
2. (= row) [of onions, garlic] → ristra f; [of beads] → hilo m, sarta f; [of vehicles] → caravana f, fila f; [of people] → hilera f, desfile m; [of horses etc] → reata f; [of excuses, lies] → sarta f, serie f; [of curses] → retahíla f
a whole string of errorstoda una serie de errores
3. (on musical instrument, racket) → cuerda f
the strings (= instruments) → los instrumentos de cuerda
4. (fig) → condición f
without stringssin condiciones
there are no strings attachedesto es sin compromiso alguno
with no strings attachedsin compromiso
5. (Comput) → cadena f
6. (Bot) → fibra f, nervio m
B. VT
1. [+ pearls etc] → ensartar
he can't even string two sentences togetherni sabe conectar dos frases seguidas
they are just stray thoughts strung togetherson pensamientos aislados que se han ensartado sin propósito
2. [+ violin, tennis racket, bow] → encordar
3. [+ beans etc] → desfibrar
C. CPD string bag Nbolsa f de red
string bean N (US) → judía f verde, ejote m (Mex), poroto m verde (S. Cone)
string instrument Ninstrumento m de cuerda
string orchestra Norquesta f de cuerdas
string quartet Ncuarteto m de cuerda(s)
string section N (Mus) → sección f de cuerda(s), cuerda(s) f(pl)
string vest Ncamiseta f de malla
string along
A. VT + ADV (= give false hope to) → dar falsas esperanzas a; (= con) → embaucar
B. VI + ADVir también, venir también
to string along with sbacompañar a algn, pegarse a algn (pej)
string out VT + ADV
1. (= space out) to be strung out behind sbseguir a algn en fila
to be strung out along sthhacer fila a lo largo de algo
the posts are strung out across the deserthay una serie de puestos aislados a través del desierto
his plays were strung out over 40 yearsaparecieron sus obras cada cierto tiempo durante 40 años
2. (Drugs) to be strung out (= addicted) → estar enganchado (on a) (= under influence) → estar colgado or flipado or colocado (on de) (= suffering withdrawal symptoms) → estar con el mono
string up VT + ADV
1. [+ onions etc] → colgar (con cuerda); [+ nets] → extender
2. (= hang) → ahorcar; (= lynch) → linchar
3. (Brit) to be all strung upestar muy tenso, estar muy nervioso
4. to string o.s. up to do sthresolverse a hacer algo, cobrar ánimo para hacer algo

string

[ˈstrɪŋ]
n
(for tying, fastening)ficelle f
a piece of string → un bout de ficelle
with no strings attached (fig)sans obligation
(= row) [beads, pearls] → rang m; [onions] → chapelet m; [fairy lights, bulbs] → guirlande f
(= succession) [people, cars] → file f; [villages, islands] → chapelet m
(= series) [excuses] → chapelet m; [successes, hits, victories, attacks, disasters] → suite f
(MUSIC) [guitar, violin, cello, harp, piano, bow] → corde f
a string to one's bow (= ability, attribute) → une corde à son arc
That's not the only string to his bow → Ce n'est pas la seule corde à son arc
to add another string to one's bow → ajouter une corde à son arc
to have more than one string to one's bow → avoir plus d'une corde à son arc
[tennis racket, squash racket] → corde f
(COMPUTING)chaîne f
a string of characters → une chaîne de caractères strings
npl
the strings (in orchestra)les instruments mpl à cordes
adj (MUSIC) [orchestra] → à cordes; [section] → de cordes; [player] → d'instruments à cordes
vt [strung] (pt, pp)
(= hang) → attacher
He had strung a banner across the wall → Il avait attaché une banderole au mur.
(= put strings on) [+ guitar] → mettre des cordes à; [+ tennis racket] → corder
string together
vt sep
[+ words, phrases] → enchaîner
(= hang) → attacherstring bag nfilet m à provisionsstring bean n (= vegetable) → haricot m vert

string

vb: pret, ptp <strung>
n
(pl rare: = cord) → Schnur f, → Kordel f, → Bindfaden m; (on apron etc) → Band nt; (on anorak, belt) → Kordel f; (of puppet)Faden m, → Schnur f, → Draht m; to have somebody on a string (fig inf)jdn am Gängelband haben (inf); to pull strings (fig)Fäden ziehen, Beziehungen spielen lassen; without strings, with no strings attachedohne Bedingungen; a relationship with no strings attachedeine völlig lockere Beziehung; he wants a girlfriend but no strings attacheder möchte eine Freundin, will sich aber in keiner Weise gebunden fühlen
(= row, of beads, onions etc) → Schnur f; (of racehorses etc)Reihe f; (of people)Schlange f; (of vehicles)Kette f, → Schlange f; (fig: = series) → Reihe f; (of lies, curses)Haufen m, → Serie f
(of musical instrument, tennis racquet etc)Saite f; (of bow)Sehne f; a twelve-string guitareine zwölfsaitige Gitarre; to have two strings or a second string or more than one string to one’s bowzwei Eisen im Feuer haben ? second string a
strings pl (= instruments) the stringsdie Streichinstrumente pl; (= players)die Streicher pl; he plays in the stringser ist Streicher, er gehört zu den Streichern
(Bot) → Faden m
(Comput: of characters) → Zeichenfolge f
vt
(= put on string)aufreihen, auffädeln, aufziehen
violin etc, tennis racquet(mit Saiten) bespannen, besaiten; bowspannen ? highly strung
beansabfasern, (die) Fäden (+gen)abziehen
(= space out)aufreihen; they strung lights in the treessie haben Lampen in die Bäume gehängt

string

:
string bag
n (esp Brit) → Einkaufsnetz nt
string band
string bass
nKontrabass m
string bean
n (esp US: = bean) → grüne Bohne; (fig: = person) → Bohnenstange f (hum inf)

string

:
string instrument
nSaiteninstrument nt; (played with bow also) → Streichinstrument nt
string player
nStreicher(in) m(f)
string-puller
nDrahtzieher m
string-pulling
nSpielenlassen ntvon Beziehungen
string quartet
string tanga
n (Fashion) → Stringtanga m, → String m
string tie
string vest
nNetzhemd nt

string

[strɪŋ] (strung (vb: pt, pp))
1. n
a. (cord) → spago; (of puppet) → filo; (plait, of onions) → treccia; (row, of beads) → filo; (of vehicles, people) → fila; (of excuses) → sfilza, serie f inv (Comput, Linguistics) → stringa, sequenza
to pull strings for sb → raccomandare qn
to get a job by pulling strings → ottenere un lavoro a forza di raccomandazioni
with no strings attached (fig) → senza legami, senza obblighi
b. (on musical instrument, racket) → corda
the strings (Mus) → gli archi
to have more than one string to one's bow (fig) → avere molte frecce al proprio arco
2. vt
a. (pearls) → infilare; (lights, decorations) → appendere; (rope) to string across/betweentendere attraverso/tra
b. (violin, bow) → incordare; (tennis racket) → mettere le corde a
he can't even string two sentences together → non sa mettere insieme due parole
string along vt + adv (fam) → menare per il naso
string out vt + adv to be strung out behind sb/along sthformare una fila dietro a qn/lungo qc
string up vt + adv (object) → appendere a una corda (fam) (hang) → appendere (per il collo)
to be strung up about sth (fig) → essere teso/a per qc

string

(striŋ) noun
1. (a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc. a piece of string to tie a parcel; a ball of string; a puppet's strings; apron-strings.
2. a fibre etc, eg on a vegetable.
3. a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin. His A-string broke; (also adjective) He plays the viola in a string orchestra.
4. a series or group of things threaded on a cord etc. a string of beads.
verbpast tense, past participle strung (straŋ)
1. to put (beads etc) on a string etc. The pearls were sent to a jeweller to be strung.
2. to put a string or strings on (eg a bow or stringed instrument). The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target.
3. to remove strings from (vegetables etc).
4. to tie and hang with string etc. The farmer strung up the dead crows on the fence.
strings noun plural
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) stringed instruments, ie violins, violas, 'cellos and double basses. The conductor said the strings were too loud.
ˈstringy adjective
(especially of meat or vegetables) having a lot of tough fibres.
ˈstringiness noun
string bean
the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans.
stringed instruments
musical instruments that have strings eg violins, guitars etc.
have (someone) on a string
to have (a person) under one's control.
pull strings
to use one's influence or that of others to gain an advantage.
pull the strings
to be the person who is really, though usually not apparently, controlling the actions of others.
string out
to stretch into a long line. The runners were strung out along the course.
strung up
very nervous.
stringent (ˈstrindʒənt) adjective
(of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced. There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets.
ˈstringently adverb
ˈstringency noun
1. the quality of being strict.
2. scarcity of money for lending etc. in times of stringency; (also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.

string

سِلْك, وَتَر provázek, struna streng Saite, Schnur σπάγγος, χορδή cordel, cuerda kieli, naru corde uže, žica corda, spago ひも, 弦, 줄 koord, snaar snor, streng struna, sznurek barbante, corda, fio веревка, струна snöre, sträng เชือก, สายบนเครื่องดนตรี ip, tel dây, sợi dây , 线

string

n. cuerda, cordel.
References in classic literature ?
I should choose this if I might," replied Amy, looking with great admiration at a string of gold and ebony beads from which hung a heavy cross of the same.
The skin he tacked on a board and suspended the board by a string from his bedroom window.
I took a long piece of string from my pocket, and she lifted his head with the spade while I tied a noose around it.
If you can imagine a toadstool in joints, an interminable string of toadstools, budding and sprouting in endless convolutions--why, that is something like it.
A very ancient woman, in a white short gown and a green petticoat, with a string of gold beads about her neck, and what looked like a nightcap on her head, had brought a quantity of yarn to barter for the commodities of the shop.
He wanted to, last Sunday, but I stopped him just as he was goin' out of the door with four heads strung on a string, for all the airth like a string of inions.
pointing to the ship; well, that's the figure one; now take all the hoops in the Pequod's hold, and string 'em along in a row with that mast, for oughts, do you see; well, that wouldn't begin to be Fedallah's age.
One evening they came over for a visit, and naturally the first subject upon which the conversation turned was the neighborhood and its history; and then Grandmother Majauszkiene, as the old lady was called, proceeded to recite to them a string of horrors that fairly froze their blood.
said Andy, with a triumphant flourish, and making a string of indescribable mouths at the unfortunate trader's back, when he was fairly beyond hearing.
The fact is, it is just a sort of polished-up court of Comanches, and there isn't a squaw in it who doesn't stand ready at the dropping of a hat to desert to the buck with the biggest string of scalps at his belt.
On a summer afternoon in the Castle gardens, I have seen six students march solemnly into the grounds, in single file, each carrying a bright Chinese parasol and leading a prodigious dog by a string.
Jim always kept that five-center piece round his neck with a string, and said it was a charm the devil give to him with his own hands, and told him he could cure anybody with it and fetch witches whenever he wanted to just by saying some- thing to it; but he never told what it was he said to it.