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English noun: string

1. string (artifact) a lightweight cord


Broader (hypernym)cord

Narrower (hyponym)chalk line, packthread, snap line, snapline

2. string (artifact) stringed instruments that are played with a bow

SamplesThe strings played superlatively well.

Synonymsbowed stringed instrument

Broader (hypernym)stringed instrument

Narrower (hyponym)bass fiddle, bass viol, bull fiddle, cello, contrabass, double bass, fiddle, string bass, viol, viola, violin, violoncello

Part holonymfingerboard

3. string (artifact) a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed

Broader (hypernym)cord

Narrower (hyponym)snare

Part meronymstringed instrument

Domain categorymusic

4. string (group) a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding

SamplesA string of islands.
Train of mourners.
A train of thought.


Broader (hypernym)series

5. string (communication) a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)

Broader (hypernym)sequence

Narrower (hyponym)extension, file name extension, filename extension, linguistic string, string of words, substring, word string

Part holonymlanguage unit, linguistic unit

6. string (artifact) a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening

SamplesHe pulled the drawstring and closed the bag.

Synonymsdrawing string, drawstring

Broader (hypernym)tie

Narrower (hyponym)purse string

Part meronymdrawstring bag

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

Broader (hypernym)fiber, fibre

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

Synonymscosmic string

Broader (hypernym)elementary particle, fundamental particle

Domain categorycosmogeny, cosmogony, cosmology

9. string (artifact) a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)beads, string of beads

10. string (artifact) a necklace made by a stringing objects together

SamplesA string of beads.
A strand of pearls.

Synonymschain, strand

Broader (hypernym)necklace

English verb: string

1. string (contact) thread on or as if on a string

SamplesString pearls on a string.
The child drew glass beads on a string.
Thread dried cranberries.

Synonymsdraw, thread

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

Narrower (hyponym)bead, wire

Verb groupdraw, guide, pass, run

2. string (change) add as if on a string

SamplesString these ideas together.
String up these songs and you'll have a musical.

Synonymsstring up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)add

3. string (motion) move or come along

Synonymsstring along

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

4. string (contact) stretch out or arrange like a string

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

5. string (contact) string together; tie or fasten with a string

SamplesString the package.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

6. string (contact) remove the stringy parts of

SamplesString beans.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

7. string (contact) provide with strings

SamplesString my guitar.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


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