string

string [striŋ]
n.
[ME streng < OE, akin to Ger strang: see STRONG]
1.
a) a thin line of twisted fiber used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; slender cord or thick thread
b) a narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.; lace [apron strings]
2. a length or loop of like things threaded, strung, or hung on a string [a string of pearls]
3.
a) a number of things arranged in a line or row [a string of houses]
b) any series of things in close or uninterrupted succession [a string of victories]
c) a number of racehorses belonging to one owner
d) a number of business enterprises under one ownership or management [a string of gift shops ]
4. any of the groupings of players on a team according to ability the first string is more skilled than the second string, etc.
5.
a) a slender cord of wire, gut, nylon, etc. stretched on a musical instrument and bowed, plucked, or struck to make a musical sound
b) [pl.] all the stringed instruments of an orchestra, quintet, etc. played with a bow
c) [pl.] the players of such instruments
6. a strong, slender organ, structure, etc. resembling a string; specif.,
a) Archaic an animal nerve or tendon
b) a fiber of a plant, esp. one connecting the two halves of a bean pod
7. Informal a condition, limitation, or proviso attached to a plan, offer, donation, etc. usually used in pl.
8. Archit.
a) one of the inclined boards under a stairs, notched to support the treads and risers
b) STRINGCOURSE
9. Billiards
a) a line indicated but unmarked across the table at one end, from behind which the cue ball must be played after being out of play: in full string line
b) the act of stroking the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far cushion to stop as close as possible to the string line, for determining the order of play
10. Particle Physics in string theory, any of various extremely tiny, one-dimensional, vibrating stringlike particles thought to be the basic units of matter
vt.
strung, stringing
1. to fit or provide with a string or strings [to string a longbow, a violin, etc.]
2. to thread or bead on a string
3. to tie, pull, fasten, hang, lace, etc. with a string or strings
4. to adjust or tune the strings of (a musical instrument) by tightening, etc.
5. to make tense, nervous, or keyed (up)
6. to remove the strings from (beans, etc.)
7. to arrange or set forth in a row or successive series
8. to stretch or extend like a string [to string a cable]
vi.
1. to form into a string or strings
2. to stretch out in a line; extend; stretch; move or progress in a string
3. to serve as a stringer (for a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
4. Billiards LAG1 (vi. 4)
adj.
of or composed for stringed instruments [string quartet]
——————
on a string or on the string
completely under one's control or subject to one's whims
——————
pull strings
1. to get someone to use influence in one's behalf, often secretly
2. to direct action of others, often secretly
——————
☆ string along Informal
1. to follow faithfully or accept trustingly
2. to go along or agree
3. to fool, trick, or keep in an uncertain state, as by promises
——————
string up
Informal to kill by hanging
stringless
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • STRING — (Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes/Proteins) ist eine Bioinformatik Datenbank, die einen umfassenden Überblick über direkte (physikalische) und indirekte (funktionelle) Zusammenhänge und Interaktionen zwischen Proteinen gibt. Sie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • string — ► NOUN 1) material consisting of threads twisted together to form a thin length. 2) a piece of such material. 3) a length of catgut or wire on a musical instrument, producing a note by vibration. 4) (strings) the stringed instruments in an… …   English terms dictionary

  • string — [ striŋ ] n. m. • 1977; mot angl. « ficelle » ♦ Anglic. Maillot de bain ou slip très petit, assemblé par des liens, laissant les fesses nues. ⇒ cache sexe. ● string nom masculin (anglais string, corde) Cache sexe qui laisse les fesses nues.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • String — (str[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Strung} (str[u^]ng); p. p. {Strung} (R. {Stringed} (str[i^]ngd)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stringing}.] 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. [1913 Webster] Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With firmest …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • String.h — is the header in the C standard library for the C programming language which contains macro definitions, constants, and declarations of functions and types used not only for string handling but also various memory handling functions; the name is… …   Wikipedia

  • String.h — Demande de traduction string.h → …   Wikipédia en Français

  • String — (engl. string „Schnur“, „Strang“, „Saite“, „Kette“) steht für: Zeichenkette (Informatik); das fundamentale Objekt der Stringtheorie (Physik); kosmischer String, hypothetischer Raumdefekt; String (Kleidung), sehr knappe Höschenform. Die Abkürzung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • String.h — Стандартная библиотека языка программирования С assert.h complex.h ctype.h errno.h fenv.h float.h inttypes.h iso646.h limits.h locale.h math.h setjmp.h signal.h stdarg.h stdbool.h stddef.h stdint.h stdio.h stdlib.h …   Википедия

  • String.h — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda string.h es un archivo de la Biblioteca estándar del lenguaje de programación C que contiene la definición de macros, constantes, funciones y tipos de utilidad para trabajar con cadenas de caracteres y algunas… …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.