- stringed instruments, especially those played with a bow.
- players on such instruments in an orchestra or band.
- a stroke made by each player from the head of the table to the opposite cushion and back, to determine, by means of the resultant positions of the cue balls, who shall open the game.
- Also called string line. a line from behind which the cue ball is placed after being out of play.
verb (used with object), strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; string·ing.
- to adjust the string of (a bow) or tighten the strings of (a musical instrument) to the required pitch.
- to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings.
verb (used without object), strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; string·ing.
- to be in agreement; follow with confidence: He found he couldn't string along with all their modern notions.
- to keep (a person) waiting or in a state of uncertainty.
- to deceive; cheat; trick.
- to extend; stretch out: The parade strung out for miles.
- to prolong: The promised three days strung out to six weeks.
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Idioms for string
- to use one's influence or authority, usually in secret, in order to bring about a desired result.
- to gain or attempt to gain one's objectives by means of influential friends, associates, etc.: He had his uncle pull strings to get him a promotion.
Origin of string
OTHER WORDS FROM stringstring·less, adjectivestring·like, adjectivere·string, verb, re·strung, re·string·ing.
Words nearby string
Example sentences from the Web for restrung
The moon was coming up, and Phil brought out Mrs. Ware's old guitar, which he had restrung for the occasion.The Little Colonel in Arizona|Annie Fellows Johnston
I said I had no racquet except the one I had used for landing trout in the spring, and they told me I could get it restrung.
The ring with the keys was passed over, and Randy and Jack restrung their fish.Randy of the River|Horatio Alger Jr.
If you are going into Paris to-morrow morning, perhaps you would take them to be restrung?The Chink in the Armour|Marie Belloc Lowndes
The question was whether they could ever be mended and restrung.Mrs. Red Pepper|Grace S. Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for restrung
- violins, violas, cellos, and double basses collectively
- the section of a symphony orchestra constituted by such instruments
verb strings, stringing or strung (strʌŋ)
Derived forms of stringstringlike, adjective
Word Origin for string
Idioms and Phrases with restrung
In addition to the idioms beginning with string
- string along
- string out
- strings attached
- string together
- string up
- harp on (one string)
- no strings attached
- on a shoestring
- on a string
- pull strings
- purse strings
- tied to apron strings
- two strings to one's bow