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.
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.
To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
On early violins the strings were of pure gut. Today they may be of gut, gut wound with aluminum or silver, steel, or perlon.
a lightweight cord
stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
provide with strings; "string my guitar"
a vibrating cord of metal, nylon, gut or other substance such as wound hair that vibrates to produce a tone in a variety of musical instrument s
a vibrating element used on many musical instruments, such as the violin , guitar , harp , and piano
A cord used to shoot a bow, ready for shooting and to propel the arrow in the act of shooting. To place a bow string on a bow in the proper position for shooting.