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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  String  \String\,  n. 
  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 
  2.  (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 
  b  Act  of  stringing  for  break. 
  3.  A  hoax;  a  trumped-up  or  ``fake''  story.  [Slang] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  String  \String\,  v.  t. 
  To  hoax;  josh;  jolly.  [Slang] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  String  \String\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  into  a  string  or  strings,  as  a  substance  which  is 
  stretched,  or  people  who  are  moving  along  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  String  \String\  (str[i^]ng),  n.  [OE.  string,  streng,  AS  streng; 
  akin  to  D.  streng,  G.  strang,  Icel.  strengr,  Sw  str["a]ng, 
  Dan.  str[ae]ng;  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. 
  Round  Ormond's  knee  thou  tiest  the  mystic  string. 
  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. 
  3.  A  strip,  as  of  leather,  by  which  the  covers  of  a  book  are 
  held  together.  --Milton. 
  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. 
  Me  softer  airs  befit,  and  softer  strings  Of  lute,  or 
  viol  still  --Milton. 
  5.  The  line  or  cord  of  a  bow.  --Ps.  xi  2. 
  He  twangs  the  grieving  string.  --Pope. 
  6.  A  fiber,  as  of  a  plant;  a  little,  fibrous  root. 
  Duckweed  putteth  forth  a  little  string  into  the 
  water,  from  the  bottom.  --Bacon. 
  7.  A  nerve  or  tendon  of  an  animal  body. 
  The  string  of  his  tongue  was  loosed.  --Mark  vii. 
  8.  (Shipbuilding)  An  inside  range  of  ceiling  planks, 
  corresponding  to  the  sheer  strake  on  the  outside  and 
  bolted  to  it 
  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. 
  10.  (Mining)  A  small  filamentous  ramification  of  a  metallic 
  vein.  --Ure. 
  11.  (Arch.)  Same  as  {Stringcourse}. 
  12.  (Billiards)  The  points  made  in  a  game. 
  {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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Has  not  wise  nature  strung  the  legs  and  feet  With 
  firmest  nerves,  designed  to  walk  the  street?  --Gay. 
  2.  To  put  in  tune  the  strings  of  as  a  stringed  instrument, 
  in  order  to  play  upon  it 
  For  here  the  Muse  so  oft  her  harp  has  strung,  That 
  not  a  mountain  rears  its  head  unsung.  --Addison. 
  3.  To  put  on  a  string;  to  file;  as  to  string  beads. 
  4.  To  make  tense;  to  strengthen. 
  Toil  strung  the  nerves,  and  purified  the  blood. 
  5.  To  deprive  of  strings;  to  strip  the  strings  from  as  to 
  string  beans.  See  {String},  n.,  9. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  lightweight  cord  [syn:  {twine}] 
  2:  stringed  instruments  that  are  played  with  a  bow;  "the 
  strings  played  superlatively  well"  [syn:  {bowed  stringed 
  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:  {train}] 
  5:  a  linear  sequence  of  words  as  spoken  or  written  [syn:  {string 
  of  words},  {word  string},  {linguistic  string}] 
  6:  cord  that  goes  through  a  seam  around  an  opening;  "he  pulled 
  the  drawstring  and  closed  the  bag"  [syn:  {drawstring}] 
  7:  a  collection  of  objects  threaded  on  a  single  strand 
  8:  a  necklace  made  by  a  stringing  objects  together;  "a  string 
  of  beads"  or  "a  strand  of  pearls"  [syn:  {chain},  {strand}] 
  v  1:  thread  on  or  as  if  on  a  string;  "string  pearls  on  a  string" 
  [syn:  {thread}] 
  2:  add  as  if  on  a  string;  "string  these  ideas  together"; 
  "string  up  these  songs  and  you'll  have  a  musical"  [syn:  {string 
  3:  move  or  come  along  [syn:  {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  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  sequence  of  {data}  values,  usually  {bytes}, 
  which  usually  stand  for  {characters}  (a  "character  string"). 
  The  {mapping}  between  values  and  characters  is  determined  by 
  the  {character  set}  which  is  itself  specified  implcitly  or 
  explicitly  by  the  environment  in  which  the  string  is  being 
  The  most  common  character  set  is  {ASCII}  but  since  the  late 
  1990s,  there  has  been  increased  interest  in  larger  character 
  sets  such  as  {Unicode}  where  each  character  is  represented  by 
  more  than  eight  {bits}. 
  Most  programming  languages  consider  strings  (e.g. 
  "124:shabooya:\n",  "hello  world")  basically  distinct  from 
  numbers  which  are  typically  stored  in  fixed-length  {binary}  or 
  {floating-point}  representation. 
  A  {bit  string}  is  a  sequence  of  {bit}s. 

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