Of or relating to stringed musical instruments
ETYM Old Eng. string, streng, as. streng; akin to Dutch streng, German strang, Icel. strengr, Swed. sträng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj, Eng. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to Eng. strangle.
1. A lightweight cord; SYN. twine.
2. A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed.
3. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; SYN. train.
4. A linear sequence of words as spoken or written; SYN. string of words, word string, linguistic string.
5. A collection of objects threaded on a single strand.
A data structure composed of a sequence of characters usually representing human-readable text.
In computing, a group of characters manipulated as a single object by the computer. In its simplest form a string may consist of a single letter or word—for example, the single word smith might be established as a string for processing by a computer. A string can also consist of a combination of words, spaces, and numbers—for example, 33 high street anytown allshire could be established as a single string.
Most high-level languages have a variety of string-handling functions. For example, functions may be provided to read a character from any given position in a string or to count automatically the number of characters in a string.
The gut, wire, or nylon cord of a musical instrument
(Irregular preterit, past participle: strung).
1. To add as if on a string; SYN. string up.
2. To move or come along; SYN. string along.
3. To provide with strings.
4. To remove the stringy parts of.
5. To stretch out or arrange like a string.
6. To string together; tie or fasten with a string.
7. To thread on or as if on a string; SYN. thread.