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I remember as a kid having a balloon and accidentally letting the string go and watching it just float off and into the sky until it disappeared. And there's something about that, even, that feels very much like what life is, you know, that it's fleeting, and it's temporal.
Pete Docter

Meaning of "string" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STRING

Old English streng; related to Old High German strang, Old Norse strengr.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STRING

string  [strɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STRING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
String is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb string in English.

WHAT DOES STRING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

String

String is a flexible piece of rope or twine which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects. Examples of string use include: ▪ Bow string, for propelling an arrow ▪ Drawstring ▪ Kite ▪ Pullstring ▪ String art ▪ String bag ▪ String figure, design formed by weaving string around one's fingers ▪ Stampede string, a long string usually made from leather or Human hair and typically run half-way around the crown of a cowboy hat String or strings may also refer to...

Definition of string in the English dictionary

The first definition of string in the dictionary is a thin length of cord, twine, fibre, or similar material used for tying, hanging, binding, etc. Other definition of string is a group of objects threaded on a single strand. String is also a series or succession of things, events, acts, utterances, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STRING

PRESENT

Present
I string
you string
he/she/it strings
we string
you string
they string
Present continuous
I am stringing
you are stringing
he/she/it is stringing
we are stringing
you are stringing
they are stringing
Present perfect
I have strung
you have strung
he/she/it has strung
we have strung
you have strung
they have strung
Present perfect continuous
I have been stringing
you have been stringing
he/she/it has been stringing
we have been stringing
you have been stringing
they have been stringing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I strung
you strung
he/she/it strung
we strung
you strung
they strung
Past continuous
I was stringing
you were stringing
he/she/it was stringing
we were stringing
you were stringing
they were stringing
Past perfect
I had strung
you had strung
he/she/it had strung
we had strung
you had strung
they had strung
Past perfect continuous
I had been stringing
you had been stringing
he/she/it had been stringing
we had been stringing
you had been stringing
they had been stringing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will string
you will string
he/she/it will string
we will string
you will string
they will string
Future continuous
I will be stringing
you will be stringing
he/she/it will be stringing
we will be stringing
you will be stringing
they will be stringing
Future perfect
I will have strung
you will have strung
he/she/it will have strung
we will have strung
you will have strung
they will have strung
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stringing
you will have been stringing
he/she/it will have been stringing
we will have been stringing
you will have been stringing
they will have been stringing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would string
you would string
he/she/it would string
we would string
you would string
they would string
Conditional continuous
I would be stringing
you would be stringing
he/she/it would be stringing
we would be stringing
you would be stringing
they would be stringing
Conditional perfect
I would have string
you would have string
he/she/it would have string
we would have string
you would have string
they would have string
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stringing
you would have been stringing
he/she/it would have been stringing
we would have been stringing
you would have been stringing
they would have been stringing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you string
we let´s string
you string
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to string
Past participle
strung
Present Participle
stringing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STRING


bowstring
ˈbəʊˌstrɪŋ
centring
ˈsɛntrɪŋ
drawstring
ˈdrɔːˌstrɪŋ
first-string
ˈfɜːstˌstrɪŋ
hamstring
ˈhæmˌstrɪŋ
latchstring
ˈlætʃˌstrɪŋ
lustring
ˈlʌstrɪŋ
lutestring
ˈluːtˌstrɪŋ
maistring
ˈmeɪstrɪŋ
re-string
ˌriːˈstrɪŋ
shoestring
ˈʃuːˌstrɪŋ
superstring
ˈsuːpəˌstrɪŋ
unstring
ʌnˈstrɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STRING

string along
string band
string bass
string bean
string correspondent
string course
string instrument
string line
string orchestra
string quartet
string theory
string tie
string variable
string-puller
string-pulling
stringboard
stringed
stringed instrument
stringency

WORDS THAT END LIKE STRING

catering
character string
considering
cosmic string
cut string
drill string
during
engineering
first string
G-string
glass string
hiring
keep on a string
manufacturing
monitoring
offering
open string
photo-sharing
reconnoitring
second string

Synonyms and antonyms of string in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STRING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «string» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of string
chain · chaplet · conditions · cord · festoon · fibre · file · hang · hawser · ligature · line · loop · necklace · procession · queue · rope · rosary · row · run · sequence · series · sling · strand · streak · stretch · succession · suspend · thread · twine · wire · yarn

Translation of «string» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STRING

Find out the translation of string to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of string from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «string» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

线
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cordel
570 millions of speakers

English

string
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्ट्रिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِلْك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

веревка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barbante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

corde
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tali
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schnur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひも
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Senar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sợi dây
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्ट्रिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sicim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spago
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sznurek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мотузка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfoară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπάγγος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

string
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

snöre
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of string

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STRING»

The term «string» is very widely used and occupies the 3.889 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STRING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «string» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «string» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about string

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10 QUOTES WITH «STRING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word string.
1
Emanuel Ax
Pianists don't argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players.
2
Aloe Blacc
In hip-hop, I wasn't very focused on delivering a message. It was just a string of lines that didn't connect. What I wanted to do is write stories... and affect someone's emotions with that song. I think as a soul singer, I'm able to accomplish that.
3
John Tyler Bonner
Any object, whether animate or inanimate, will have a size. Airplanes, boats, or musical string instruments vary in size just like animals and plants, and in all cases, their size and their material construction are totally different matters even though they affect one another.
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Lindsey Buckingham
That's the only way to do it. Just like an actor. You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it. You find the moments and string them together.
5
Lindsey Buckingham
After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down a step so that it became a seventh, and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily. It was not an easy thing to work out.
6
Jackie Chan
Speaking English is like tongue-twist for me. I can speak each word perfect, but then you have to string them together like, 'Blah, blah, blah.' That's when I get crazy.
7
Pete Docter
I remember as a kid having a balloon and accidentally letting the string go and watching it just float off and into the sky until it disappeared. And there's something about that, even, that feels very much like what life is, you know, that it's fleeting, and it's temporal.
8
George Dyson
When you click on a link, you are replicating the string of code that it links to. Replication of code sequences isn't life, any more than replication of nucleotide sequences is, but we know that it sometimes leads to life.
9
Gregg Easterbrook
But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it's just an endless string of disasters - when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good.
10
Taron Egerton
I don't want to look back at my career and see a string of incredibly commercial projects that don't have much heart. I'm looking for things that have soul.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STRING»

Discover the use of string in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to string and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
String Figures and how to Make Them: A Study of Cat's Cradle ...
Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background
Caroline Furness Jayne, 1962
2
String Theory: Volume 1, An Introduction to the Bosonic String
An appendix giving a short course on path integral methods is included. This is an essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in modern superstring theory.
Joseph Polchinski, 1998
3
The Memory String
But it’s not the same—Jane isn’t Mom. In Eve Bunting’s moving story, beautifully illustrated by Ted Rand, Laura discovers that a memory string is not just for remembering the past: it’s also for recording new memories.
Eve Bunting, 2000
4
Liberated String Quilts
Quilt artist Gwen Marston introduces a new concept in string quilts Learn her innovative techniques for fast, foundation-free string quilts that sizzle.
Gwen Marston, 2003
5
String Theory and M-Theory: A Modern Introduction
String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments.
Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, John H. Schwarz, 2006
6
Knots in My Yo-Yo String
Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jerry Spinelli, 2009
7
A First Course in String Theory
Complete and thorough in its coverage, this new edition now includes AdS/CFT correspondence and introduces superstrings.
Barton Zwiebach, 2009
8
String Theory and Particle Physics: An Introduction to ...
A systematic introduction to string phenomenology, outlining how string theory is connected to the real world of particle physics.
Luis E. Ibáñez, Angel M. Uranga, 2012
9
The Little Book of String Theory
Why is dancing a waltz similar to contemplating a string duality? Find out in the pages of this book. The Little Book of String Theory is the essential, most up-to-date beginner's guide to this elegant, multidimensional field of physics.
Steven S. Gubser, 2010
10
5-String Bass: Taking Your Playing to New Lows
This book teaches you how to incorporate the 5th string into all these styles and more.
Sharon Ray, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STRING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term string is used in the context of the following news items.
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Appalachian String Band Music Festival Set For July 29-August 2
CLIFFTOP, W.Va. -- Thousands of musicians and fans are expected to come to Fayette County for this year's Appalachian String Band Music Festival. «WCHS-TV8, Jul 15»
2
Danville: Police investigating string of catalytic converter thefts
DANVILLE -- Police are investigating a string of thefts of car parts throughout the city, officials announced Friday afternoon. Since April, approximately 20 ... «Contra Costa Times, Jul 15»
3
Charlie Hunter: One Less String Attached
The last time Charlie Hunter came to the NPR studios, he brought an eight-string guitar with fanned-out frets that included bass strings. He's now pared down to ... «NPR, Jun 15»
4
Man indicted in string of bank robberies
SAN ANTONIO - Willie James Cleveland, 34, has been indicted by a federal grand jury one month after his arrest in a string of bank robberies. Cleveland is ... «KSAT San Antonio, May 15»
5
Authorities offer huge reward after string of 15 arsons
(AP) — Officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for a string of 15 fires on ... «Q13 FOX, May 15»
6
After 42 Years, Juilliard String Quartet Cellist To Step Down
The Juilliard String Quartet was established in 1946 as an all-purpose quartet that would embrace music from every era. Its founders' intent was to "play new ... «NPR, May 15»
7
Fairfax County Police arrest man connected in string of jewelry thefts
(AP) - Fairfax police have arrested a 39-year-old man they believe is connected to a string of high-end jewelry thefts. WUSA-TV reports that Jan Parchewski of ... «WJLA, May 15»
8
Kansas gets 4 years for beheading man with guitar string
A Kansas man has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison for beheading another man with a guitar string after a plea deal that prosecutors said ... «Fox News, Apr 15»
9
High wire act: Linemen use helicopter to string transmission project
Stevenson said lineman will use helicopters to string the entire Wisconsin portion of the project. They are also being used to attach nearly 1,600 bird diverters on ... «La Crosse Tribune, Feb 15»
10
Woman Accused Of Trashing Boss's Office With Glitter, Silly String
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio woman accused of trashing her former supervisor's office with glitter and purple Silly String faces charges that include vandalism. «Huffington Post, Jan 15»

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