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Rope vs. String

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Ropenoun

(uncountable) 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.’;

Stringnoun

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

Ropenoun

(countable) An individual length of such material.

‘The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes.’;

Stringnoun

(uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.

Ropenoun

A cohesive strand of something.

Stringnoun

(countable) Any similar long, thin and flexible object.

‘a violin string’; ‘a bowstring’;

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Ropenoun

(dated) A continuous stream.

Stringnoun

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’;

Ropenoun

(baseball) A hard line drive.

‘He hit a rope past third and into the corner.’;

Stringnoun

(countable) A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.

‘The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive’;

Ropenoun

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

Stringnoun

(countable) A series of items or events.

‘a string of successes’;

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Ropenoun

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

Stringnoun

(countable) 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.

Ropenoun

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

Stringnoun

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

Ropenoun

(jewelry) A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.

Stringnoun

A group of racehorses kept at one track.

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Ropenoun

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

Stringnoun

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

Ropenoun

(archaic) A unit of length equal to 20 feet.

Stringnoun

A stringed instrument.

Ropenoun

(slang) Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.

Stringnoun

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

Ropenoun

A shot of semen that a man releases during ejaculation.

Stringnoun

(in the plural) The conditions and limitations in a contract collectively.

‘no strings attached’;

Ropenoun

(in the plural) The small intestines.

‘the ropes of birds’;

Stringnoun

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

Ropeverb

(transitive) To tie (something) with something.

‘The robber roped the victims.’;

Stringnoun

(slang) Cannabis or marijuana.

Ropeverb

(transitive) To throw a rope around (something).

‘The cowboy roped the calf.’;

Stringnoun

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.

Ropeverb

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

Stringnoun

The points made in a game of billiards.

Ropeverb

(slang) To commit suicide

‘My life is a mess, I might as well rope.’;

Stringnoun

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.

Ropenoun

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.

Stringnoun

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

Ropenoun

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

Stringnoun

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

Ropenoun

The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.

Stringnoun

(archaic) A nerve or tendon of an animal body.

Ropeverb

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

‘Let us not hang like ropingiciclesUpon our houses' thatch.’;

Stringnoun

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

Ropeverb

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

Stringnoun

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

‘the strings of beans’;

Ropeverb

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

Stringnoun

(mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.

Ropeverb

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.

Stringnoun

(architecture) A stringcourse.

Ropeverb

To lasso (a steer, horse).

Stringnoun

A hoax; a fake story.

Ropeverb

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

Stringverb

(transitive) To put (items) on a string.

‘You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.’;

Ropeverb

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

Stringverb

(transitive) To put strings on (something).

‘It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.’;

Ropenoun

a strong line

Stringverb

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

Ropenoun

street names for flunitrazepan

Stringnoun

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.

‘Round Ormond's knee thou tiest the mystic string.’;

Ropeverb

catch with a lasso;

‘rope cows’;

Stringnoun

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.

Ropeverb

fasten with a rope;

‘rope the bag securely’;

Stringnoun

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

Rope

A rope is a group of yarns, plies, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and stronger form. Ropes have tensile strength and so can be used for dragging and lifting.

Stringnoun

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.

‘Me softer airs befit, and softer stringsOf lute, or viol still.’;

Stringnoun

The line or cord of a bow.

‘He twangs the grieving string.’;

Stringnoun

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

‘Duckweed putteth forth a little string into the water, from the bottom.’;

Stringnoun

A nerve or tendon of an animal body.

‘The string of his tongue was loosed.’;

Stringnoun

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

Stringnoun

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.

Stringnoun

A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.

Stringnoun

Same as Stringcourse.

Stringnoun

The points made in a game.

Stringnoun

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

Stringnoun

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.

Stringnoun

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

Stringnoun

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.

Stringnoun

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.

Stringverb

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

‘Has not wise nature strung the legs and feetWith firmest nerves, designed to walk the street?’;

Stringverb

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.’;

Stringverb

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

Stringverb

To make tense; to strengthen.

‘Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood.’;

Stringverb

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

Stringverb

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

Stringverb

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

Stringnoun

a lightweight cord

Stringnoun

stringed instruments that are played with a bow;

‘the strings played superlatively well’;

Stringnoun

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

Stringnoun

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’;

Stringnoun

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

Stringnoun

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

‘he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag’;

Stringnoun

a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

Stringnoun

a necklace made by a stringing objects together;

‘a string of beads’; ‘a strand of pearls’;

Stringverb

thread on or as if on a string;

‘string pearls on a string’; ‘the child drew glass beads on a string’; ‘thread dried cranberries’;

Stringverb

add as if on a string;

‘string these ideas together’; ‘string up these songs and you'll have a musical’;

Stringverb

move or come along

Stringverb

stretch out or arrange like a string

Stringverb

string together; tie or fasten with a string;

‘string the package’;

Stringverb

remove the stringy parts of;

‘string beans’;

Stringverb

provide with strings;

‘string my guitar’;

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