Words nearby stringing
Definition for stringing (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of string
OTHER WORDS FROM stringstring·less, adjectivestring·like, adjectivere·string, verb, re·strung, re·string·ing.
Examples from the Web for stringing
I also like the turquoise blue color of the chips or beads that the kids are stringing together into that intricate design.
Originally from Delaware, Smith had been in Washington almost a week building little decorative boxes and stringing ornaments.
That is, maybe the information in the returns is embarrassing but no more than that, and Romney is just stringing everyone along.Michael Tomasky: How Mitt’s Tax Returns Show His Character Defect|Michael Tomasky|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is also concern about safety on the streets as more and more outlets show up, stringing cables along the sidewalks.
From selling goats to stringing beads, Lolosoli's work on behalf of Samburu women has led her into the international spotlight.
Now, don't get mad—I'm only stringing you: I wouldn't be mean enough to call you a senator.Bar-20 Days|Clarence E. Mulford
He can then vary by stringing first one kernel and one straw; then two kernels and one straw; then three, etc.Home Occupations for Boys and Girls|Bertha Johnston
Oh, a thrashing, perhaps, and a stringing up for the rest of the term.Acton's Feud|Frederick Swainson
Consequently, the contrivances for stringing together dependent clauses don't exist.Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
According to orders from the Commandant's wife, he was stringing mushrooms which were to be dried for winter use.Marie|Alexander Pushkin
British Dictionary definitions for stringing
- 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 stringing
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