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English noun: string

1. string (artifact) a lightweight cord


Synonymstwine


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.


Synonymstrain


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


Antonymsunstring









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