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 for string
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  String \String\ (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng;
     akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[aum]ng,
     Dan. straeng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see
     Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin
     to E. strangle.]
     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. --Shak.
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              Round Ormond's knee thou tiest the mystic string.
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     2. 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 string of
        islands." --Gibbon.
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     3. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are
        held together. --Milton.
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     4. 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. "An instrument of ten
        strings." --Ps. xxx. iii. 2.
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              Me softer airs befit, and softer strings
              Of lute, or viol still.               --Milton.
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     5. The line or cord of a bow. --Ps. xi. 2.
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              He twangs the grieving string.        --Pope.
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     6. A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.
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              Duckweed putteth forth a little string into the
              water, from the bottom.               --Bacon.
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     7. A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
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              The string of his tongue was loosed.  --Mark vii.
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     8. (Shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks,
        corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and
        bolted to it.
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     9. (Bot.) 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.
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     10. (Mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic
         vein. --Ure.
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     11. (Arch.) Same as Stringcourse.
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     12. (Billiards) The points made in a game.
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         (a) In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes,
             as in American billiard games, marked by buttons
             threaded on a string or wire.
         (b) In various games, competitions, etc., a certain
             number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.
             [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     14. (Billiards & Pool)
         (a) The line from behind and over which the cue ball must
             be played after being out of play as by being
             pocketed or knocked off the table; -- called also
             string line.
         (b) Act of stringing for break.
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     15. A hoax; a trumped-up or "fake" story. [Slang]
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     16. a sequence of similar objects or events sufficiently
         close in time or space to be perceived as a group; a
         string of accidents; a string of restaurants on a
     17. (Physics) A one-dimensional string-like mathematical
         object used as a means of representing the properties of
         fundamental particles in string theory, one theory of
         particle physics; such hypothetical objects are
         one-dimensional and very small (10^{-33 cm) but exist in
         more than four spatial dimensions, and have various modes
         of vibration. Considering particles as strings avoids
         some of the problems of treating particles as points, and
         allows a unified treatment of gravity along with the
         other three forces (electromagnetism, the weak force, and
         the strong force) in a manner consistent with quantum
         mechanics. See also string theory.
     String band (Mus.), a band of musicians using only, or
        chiefly, stringed instruments.
     String beans.
         (a) A dish prepared from the unripe pods of several kinds
             of beans; -- so called because the strings are
             stripped off.
         (b) Any kind of beans in which the pods are used for
             cooking before the seeds are ripe; usually, the low
             bush bean.
     To have two strings to one's bow, to have a means or
        expedient in reserve in case the one employed fails.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  String \String\ (str[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. Strung (str[u^]ng);
     p. p. Strung (R. Stringed (str[i^]ngd)); p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
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              Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet
              With firmest nerves, designed to walk the street?
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     2. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument,
        in order to play upon it.
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              For here the Muse so oft her harp has strung,
              That not a mountain rears its head unsung.
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     3. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
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     4. To make tense; to strengthen.
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              Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood.
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     5. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to
        string beans. See String, n., 9.
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     6. To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung
        him along all day until he realized we were kidding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  String \String\, v. i.
     To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is
     stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a lightweight cord [syn: string, twine]
      2: stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings
         played superlatively well" [syn: bowed stringed instrument,
      3: a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound
         when plucked, struck, or bowed
      4: a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in
         which each successive member is related to the preceding; "a
         string of islands"; "train of mourners"; "a train of thought"
         [syn: string, train]
      5: a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
      6: a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an
         opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag" [syn:
         drawstring, drawing string, string]
      7: a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food
         (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a
         bean pod)
      8: (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle
         having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties
         of a flexible loop [syn: string, cosmic string]
      9: a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
      10: a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string
          of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; [syn: chain, string,
      v 1: thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a
           string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread
           dried cranberries" [syn: string, thread, draw]
      2: add as if on a string; "string these ideas together"; "string
         up these songs and you'll have a musical" [syn: string,
         string up]
      3: move or come along [syn: string, string along]
      4: stretch out or arrange like a string
      5: string together; tie or fasten with a string; "string the
      6: remove the stringy parts of; "string beans"
      7: provide with strings; "string my guitar" [ant: unstring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  361 Moby Thesaurus words for "string":
     A string, Amati, Cremona, D string, E string, G string,
     Indian file, Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, age group, agree,
     array, articulation, atone, attune, authority, band, bank, bar,
     bass, bass viol, battalion, be continuous, bevy, bluff, body,
     boundary condition, bow, braid, brail, bridge, brigade,
     bull fiddle, bunch, buzz, cabal, cable, caravan, cast, catch,
     catches, catena, catenate, catenation, catgut, cavalcade, cello,
     chain, chain reaction, chaining, chaplet, cheat, choker, chord,
     clause, clique, cohort, collaborate, column, command, company,
     complement, concatenate, concatenation, concur, condition,
     conditions, connect, connect up, connection, consecution,
     contingent, continuate, continue, continuum, contrabass, control,
     cord, corps, cortege, coterie, course, covey, crew, crowd, cycle,
     deceive, delay, dernier ressort, descent, detachment, detail,
     division, dominate, domination, donnee, doorstep, double bass,
     drag out, drape, dress parade, drone, dupe, echelon, eight, eleven,
     endless belt, endless round, entry, escalator clause,
     escape clause, escape hatch, exception, exert influence, expedient,
     extend, faction, favorite, festoon, fiddle, fiddlebow, fiddlestick,
     fiddlestring, filament, file, filiation, fine print, fingerboard,
     first string, first team, five, fleet, flyover, follow, fool,
     footrest, footstep, form a series, funeral, gamut, gang, given,
     go along with, gradation, grounds, group, grouping, groupment,
     hang, hoax, hold the reins, horsehair, hum, in-group, join, joker,
     junta, jurisdiction, kicker, kit, kit fiddle, kit violin, lead,
     leader, leash, ligament, ligation, ligature, limitations,
     limiting condition, line, lineage, linguistic act, link, locution,
     loop, lynch, maintain continuity, makeshift, manipulate,
     march past, mastery, might, mob, monotone, motorcade, movement,
     mudder, mule train, necklace, nexus, nine, nylon string,
     obligation, operate, order, out-group, outfit, pack, pack train,
     parade, parameter, parol, parole, party, peer group, pendulum,
     periodicity, phalanx, phonation, plate horse, plater, platoon,
     plenum, pole horse, pomp, pony, posse, postpone, powder train,
     prerequisite, procession, progression, promenade, protract,
     provision, provisions, proviso, pull the strings, put in tune,
     qualification, queue, race horse, racer, range, rank, reach,
     recourse, recurrence, refuge, regiment, requisite, reservation,
     reserves, resort, rest, reticulation, review, riser, rope,
     rotation, round, routine, row, rowing crew, run, run on, rundle,
     rung, salon, saving clause, scale, scroll, second string,
     second team, sequel, sequence, sequence of phonemes, series, set,
     shift, sine qua non, single file, skimmington, sling, small print,
     soundboard, speaking, specification, spectrum, speech act,
     spin out, spoke, spun yarn, squad, stable, stair, stake horse,
     staker, starter, stave, steel string, steeplechaser, step,
     step stool, stepping-stone, stipulation, stipulations, stopgap,
     strand, stream, stretch, string along, string out, string together,
     string up, strings, strip, stripe, substitute, succession, suspend,
     swath, sway, team, tendon, tenor violin, term, terms,
     the spoken word, third string, thong, thread, tier, tone down,
     tone up, tongue, train, tread, tribe, trick, troop, troupe, tune,
     tune up, tuning peg, twine, twist, ultimatum, utterance,
     utterance string, varsity, viola, violin, violinette, violoncello,
     violoncello piccolo, violone, violotta, vocable, voice, whereas,
     windrow, wing, wire, word, word of mouth, wound string, wreath,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (Or "character string") A sequence of
     Most programming languages consider characters and strings
     (e.g. "124:shabooya:\n", "hello world") to be distinct from
     numbers, which are typically stored in fixed-length binary
     or floating-point representation.
     A bit string is a sequence of bits.

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