meaning of string

1. A small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of leather, or other substance, used for binding together, fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet string; a silken string.
A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged; a succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a string of houses; a string of arguments.
A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
The cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or violin; specifically (pl. ), the stringed instruments of an orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as, the strings took up the theme.
The line or cord of a bow.
A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.
A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericap of leguminous plants, and which is readily pulled off; as, the strings of beans.
A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
Same as Stringcourse.
The points made in a game.
To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.
To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
To make tense; to strengthen.
To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n. , 9.
string A sequence of data values, usually bytes, which usually stand for characters a "character string". The mapping between values and characters is determined by the character set which is itself specified implcitly or explicitly by the environment in which the string is being interpreted. The most common character set is ASCII but, since the late 1990s, there has been increased interest in larger character sets such as Unicode where each character is represented by more than eight bits. Most programming languages consider strings e. g. "124:shabooya: ", "hello world" basically distinct from numbers which are typically stored in fixed-length binary or floating-point representation. A bit string is a sequence of bits.
stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively ">well"

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