string Definition

  • 1a thin piece of cord, fiber, or similar material that can be used for tying, binding, or hanging things
  • 2a series of items or events that are connected in some way
  • 3a set of characters that represent text or data and are treated as a single item by a computer program

Using string: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "string" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She tied the package with a string.

  • Example

    The beads were strung together on a wire.

  • Example

    There is a string of shops along the main street.

  • Example

    The program reads a string of characters from the keyboard.

string Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with string

  • to use one's influence or connections to achieve a desired outcome


    He was able to get the job because he pulled some strings.

  • the best or most important players in a sports team


    The coach decided to start the first string players in the game.

  • without any special conditions or obligations


    The company offered a free trial with no strings attached.

Origins of string

from Old English 'streng', meaning 'line, cord, thread'


Summary: string in Brief

The term 'string' [strɪŋ] refers to a thin piece of cord or fiber used for tying or hanging things, a series of connected items or events, or a set of characters representing text or data. Examples include 'She tied the package with a string,' 'The program reads a string of characters,' and 'There is a string of shops along the main street.' Phrases like 'pull strings' and 'no strings attached' denote using influence or lack of obligations, respectively.

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