stringing

[ string-ing ]
/ ˈstrɪŋ ɪŋ /

noun

a narrow band of inlay, as in a piece of furniture.

Nearby words

  1. stringently,
  2. stringer,
  3. stringer bead,
  4. stringhalt,
  5. stringholder,
  6. stringpiece,
  7. strings,
  8. strings attached,
  9. stringy,
  10. stringy-bark

Origin of stringing

First recorded in 1610–20; string + -ing1

Origin of string

before 900; (noun) Middle English string, streng, Old English streng; cognate with Dutch streng, German Strang; akin to Latin stringere to bind; (v.) late Middle English stringen to string a bow, derivative of the noun

Related formsstring·less, adjectivestring·like, adjectivere·string, verb, re·strung, re·string·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for stringing

string

/ (strɪŋ) /

noun

verb strings, stringing or strung (strʌŋ)

Derived Formsstringlike, adjective

Word Origin for string

Old English streng; related to Old High German strang, Old Norse strengr; see strong

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Word Origin and History for stringing
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Idioms and Phrases with stringing

string

In addition to the idioms beginning with string

  • string along
  • string out
  • strings attached
  • string together
  • string up

also see:

  • 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
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