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Rope vs. String

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  • Rope (noun)

    Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line. t

    "Nylon rope is usually stronger than similar rope made of plant fibers."

  • Rope (noun)

    An individual length of such material.

    "The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes."

  • Rope (noun)

    A cohesive strand of something.

  • Rope (noun)

    A continuous stream.

  • Rope (noun)

    A hard line drive.

    "He hit a rope past third and into the corner."

  • Rope (noun)

    A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.

  • Rope (noun)

    A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.

  • Rope (noun)

    A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.s

  • Rope (noun)

    A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.

  • Rope (noun)

    Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.

  • Rope (noun)

    A unit of length equal to 20 feet.

  • Rope (noun)

    Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.

  • Rope (noun)

    A shot of semen that a man releases during ejaculation.

  • Rope (noun)

    The small intestines.

    "the ropes of birds"

  • Rope (verb)

    To tie (something) with something.

    "The robber roped the victims."

  • Rope (verb)

    To throw a rope around (something).

    "The cowboy roped the calf."

  • Rope (verb)

    To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.

  • Rope (verb)

    To commit suicide

    "My life is a mess, I might as well rope."

  • String (noun)

    A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.

  • String (noun)

    Such a structure considered as a substance.

  • String (noun)

    Any similar long, thin and flexible object.

    "a violin string"

    "a bowstring"

  • String (noun)

    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 string of shells or beads; a string of sausages"

  • String (noun)

    A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.

    "The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive"

  • String (noun)

    A series of items or events.

    "a string of successes"

  • String (noun)

    The members of a sports team or squad regarded as most likely to achieve success. (Perhaps metaphorical as the "strings" that hold the squad together.) Often first string, second string etc.

  • String (noun)

    In various games and competitions, a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.

  • String (noun)

    A group of racehorses kept at one track.

  • String (noun)

    An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.

  • String (noun)

    A stringed instrument.

  • String (noun)

    The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.

  • String (noun)

    The conditions and limitations in a contract collectively.

    "no strings attached"

  • String (noun)

    The main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics.

  • String (noun)

    Cannabis or marijuana.

  • String (noun)

    Part of the game of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail.

  • String (noun)

    The points made in a game of billiards.

  • String (noun)

    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; also called the string line.

  • String (noun)

    A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.

  • String (noun)

    A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.

  • String (noun)

    A nerve or tendon of an animal body.

  • String (noun)

    An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.

  • String (noun)

    The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.

    "the strings of beans"

  • String (noun)

    A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.

  • String (noun)

    A stringcourse.

  • String (noun)

    A hoax; a fake story.

  • String (verb)

    To put (items) on a string.

    "You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace."

  • String (verb)

    To put strings on (something).

    "It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly."

  • String (verb)

    To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.

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  • Rope (noun)

    A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.

  • Rope (noun)

    A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.

  • Rope (noun)

    The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.

  • Rope (verb)

    To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.

  • Rope

    To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.

  • Rope

    To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.

  • Rope

    To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.

  • Rope

    To lasso (a steer, horse).

  • Rope

    To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.

  • Rope

    To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing.

  • String (noun)

    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.

  • String (noun)

    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.

  • String (noun)

    A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.

  • String (noun)

    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.

  • String (noun)

    The line or cord of a bow.

  • String (noun)

    A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.

  • String (noun)

    A nerve or tendon of an animal body.

  • String (noun)

    An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.

  • String (noun)

    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.

  • String (noun)

    A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.

  • String (noun)

    Same as Stringcourse.

  • String (noun)

    The points made in a game.

  • String (noun)

    In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire.

  • String (noun)

    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 line.

  • String (noun)

    A hoax; a trumped-up or "fake" story.

  • String (noun)

    a sequence of similar objects or events sufficiently close in time or space to be perceived as a group; a string of accidents; a string of restaurants on a highway.

  • String (noun)

    A one-dimensional string-like mathematical object used as a means of representing the properties of fundamental particles in string theory, one theory of particle physics; such hypothetical objects are one-dimensional and very small (10-33 cm) but exist in more than four spatial dimensions, and have various modes of vibration. Considering particles as strings avoids some of the problems of treating particles as points, and allows a unified treatment of gravity along with the other three forces (electromagnetism, the weak force, and the strong force) in a manner consistent with quantum mechanics. See also string theory.

  • String

    To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.

  • String

    To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.

  • String

    To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.

  • String

    To make tense; to strengthen.

  • String

    To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9.

  • String

    To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung him along all day until he realized we were kidding.

  • String (verb)

    To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Rope (noun)

    a strong line

  • Rope (noun)

    street names for flunitrazepan

  • Rope (verb)

    catch with a lasso;

    "rope cows"

  • Rope (verb)

    fasten with a rope;

    "rope the bag securely"

  • String (noun)

    a lightweight cord

  • String (noun)

    stringed instruments that are played with a bow;

    "the strings played superlatively well"

  • String (noun)

    a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed

  • String (noun)

    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"

  • String (noun)

    a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)

  • String (noun)

    a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening;

    "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"

  • String (noun)

    a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

  • String (noun)

    a necklace made by a stringing objects together;

    "a string of beads"

    "a strand of pearls"

  • String (verb)

    thread on or as if on a string;

    "string pearls on a string"

    "the child drew glass beads on a string"

    "thread dried cranberries"

  • String (verb)

    add as if on a string;

    "string these ideas together"

    "string up these songs and you'll have a musical"

  • String (verb)

    move or come along

  • String (verb)

    stretch out or arrange like a string

  • String (verb)

    string together; tie or fasten with a string;

    "string the package"

  • String (verb)

    remove the stringy parts of;

    "string beans"

  • String (verb)

    provide with strings;

    "string my guitar"

Princeton's WordNet

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