string - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] thin rope, usually made of twisted fibres and used for tying things together

    a parcel tied with string

    a piece of string

    The balloon was attached to a long string.

  2. 2
    [countable] a group of similar or connected things
    string of:

    a string of islands

    A string of cars travelled up the narrow mountain road.

    He owns a string of restaurants in Wales.

    a string of questions/lies/insults:

    I was confronted by a string of questions.

    1. a.
      a series of similar or connected events that happen one after the other

      A string of fires plagued the area last summer.

      The team had a string of 13 wins last season.

  3. 3
    [countable] music one of several long pieces of nylon, wire, or another substance stretched across a musical instrument, and used for producing sounds
    1. a.


      [plural] the stringed instruments in an orchestra, or the people who play them
  4. 4
    [countable] any of the long thin pieces of plastic or other material stretched across the frame of a tennis racket or similar piece of sports equipment
  5. 5
    [countable] something long and thin that is similar to a string
  6. 6
    [countable] a G-string
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  7. 7
    [uncountable] American a group of players of the same level of ability
    first/second string:

    He made the second string on the baseball team.

  8. 8


    [plural] special conditions that limit an offer or agreement

    If there are any strings involved, I’m really not interested.

    no strings attached:

    The money was given with no strings attached.

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