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 orchestra. 5) a piece of catgut, nylon, etc., interwoven with others to form the head of a sports racket. 6) a set of things tied or threaded together on a thin cord. 7) a sequence of similar items or events. 8) a tough piece of fibre in vegetables, meat, or other food.
VERB (past and past part. strung) 1) arrange on a string. 2) (be strung or be strung out) be arranged in a long line. 3) fit a string or strings to (a musical instrument, a racket, or a bow).
no strings attached — Cf. ↑no strings attached
second string — Cf. ↑second string
string along — Cf. ↑string along
string out — Cf. ↑string out
string up — Cf. ↑string up
DERIVATIVES stringed adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, related to STRONG(Cf. ↑strongly).

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