(noun, verb)


1. a lightweight cord

Similar word(s): twine

Definition categories: man–made, cord

2. stringed instruments that are played with a bow

- the strings played superlatively well

Definition categories: man–made

3. a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, as a part of an instrument or a tennis racket

Definition categories: man–made, cord

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

Similar word(s): train

Definition categories: group, series

5. a linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.)

Definition categories: communication, sequence

6. a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening

- he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag

Similar word(s): drawstring

Definition categories: man–made, tie

7. a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)

Definition categories: substance, fiber, fibre

8. (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop

Definition categories: object

9. a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

Definition categories: man–made, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

10. a necklace made by stringing objects together

- a string of beads

Similar word(s): chain, strand

Definition categories: man–made, necklace

Sentences with string as a noun:

- a violin string

- a bowstring

- a string of shells or beads; a string of sausages

- The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive

- a string of successes

- no strings attached

- the strings of beans


1. thread on or as if on a string

- string pearls on a string

- the child drew glass beads on a string

Similar word(s): draw, thread

Definition categories: contact, arrange

2. add as if on a string

- string these ideas together

- string up these songs and you'll have a musical

Definition categories: change, add

3. move or come along

Definition categories: motion, advance, progress

4. stretch out or arrange like a string

Definition categories: contact, arrange

5. string together; tie or fasten with a string

- string the package

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

6. remove the stringy parts of

- string beans

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

7. provide with strings

- string my guitar

Definition categories: contact, alter, change, modify

Sentences with string as a verb:

- You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.

- It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.