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String vs. Word

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Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

The smallest unit of language that has a particular meaning and can be expressed by itself; the smallest contrast morpheme.}}

Stringnoun

(uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.

Wordnoun

The smallest discrete unit of spoken language with a particular meaning, composed of one or more phonemes and one or more morphemes

Stringnoun

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

‘a violin string’; ‘a bowstring’;

Wordnoun

The smallest discrete unit of written language with a particular meaning, composed of one or more letters or symbols and one or more morphemes

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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’;

Wordnoun

A discrete, meaningful unit of language approved by an authority or native speaker (compare non-word).

Stringnoun

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

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

Wordnoun

Something like such a unit of language:

Stringnoun

(countable) A series of items or events.

‘a string of successes’;

Wordnoun

A sequence of letters, characters, or sounds, considered as a discrete entity, though it does not necessarily belong to a language or have a meaning

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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.

Wordnoun

(telegraphy) A unit of text equivalent to five characters and one space.

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

(computing) A fixed-size group of bits handled as a unit by a machine (on many 16-bit machines, 16 bits or two bytes).

Stringnoun

A group of racehorses kept at one track.

Wordnoun

(computer science) A finite string that is not a command or operator.

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Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

(group theory) A group element, expressed as a product of group elements.

Stringnoun

A stringed instrument.

Wordnoun

The fact or act of speaking, as opposed to taking action.

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

Something that someone said; a comment, utterance; speech.

Stringnoun

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

‘no strings attached’;

Wordnoun

A watchword or rallying cry, a verbal signal (even when consisting of multiple words).

‘mum's the word’;

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

(obsolete) A proverb or motto.

Stringnoun

(slang) Cannabis or marijuana.

Wordnoun

News]]; tidings used without an article.

‘Have you had any word from John yet?’;

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.

Wordnoun

An order; a request or instruction; an expression of will.

‘He sent word that we should strike camp before winter.’; ‘Don't fire till I give the word’; ‘Their mother's word was law.’;

Stringnoun

The points made in a game of billiards.

Wordnoun

A promise; an oath or guarantee.

‘I give you my word that I will be there on time.’;

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.

Wordnoun

A brief discussion or conversation.

‘Can I have a word with you?’;

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

(in the plural) See words.

‘There had been words between him and the secretary about the outcome of the meeting.’;

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

Communication from God; the message of the Christian gospel; the Bible, Scripture.

‘Her parents had lived in Botswana, spreading the word among the tribespeople.’;

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

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Stringnoun

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

Wordverb

(transitive) To say or write (something) using particular words; to phrase (something).

‘I’m not sure how to word this letter to the council.’;

Stringnoun

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

‘the strings of beans’;

Wordverb

To flatter with words, to cajole.

Stringnoun

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

Wordverb

(transitive) To ply or overpower with words.

Stringnoun

(architecture) A stringcourse.

Wordverb

To conjure with a word.

Stringnoun

A hoax; a fake story.

Wordverb

To speak, to use words; to converse, to discourse.

Stringverb

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

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

Wordverb

to become.

Stringverb

(transitive) To put strings on (something).

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

Wordinterjection

Truth, indeed, that is the truth! The shortened form of the statement "My word is my bond."

‘"Yo, that movie was epic!" / "Word?" ("You speak the truth?") / "Word." ("I speak the truth.")’;

Stringverb

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

Wordinterjection

An abbreviated form of word up; a statement of the acknowledgment of fact with a hint of nonchalant approval.

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.’;

Wordnoun

The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable.

‘You cram these words into mine ears, againstThe stomach of my sense.’; ‘Amongst men who confound their ideas with words, there must be endless disputes.’;

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.

Wordnoun

Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

Talk; discourse; speech; language.

‘Why should calamity be full of words?’; ‘Be thy words severe;Sharp as he merits, but the sword forbear.’;

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.’;

Wordnoun

Account; tidings; message; communication; information; - used only in the singular.

‘I pray you . . . bring me word thitherHow the world goes.’;

Stringnoun

The line or cord of a bow.

‘He twangs the grieving string.’;

Wordnoun

Signal; order; command; direction.

‘Give the word through.’;

Stringnoun

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

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

Wordnoun

Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.

‘Obey thy parents; keep thy word justly.’; ‘I know you brave, and take you at your word.’; ‘I desire not the reader should take my word.’;

Stringnoun

A nerve or tendon of an animal body.

‘The string of his tongue was loosed.’;

Wordnoun

Verbal contention; dispute.

‘Some words there grew 'twixt Somerset and me.’;

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.

‘All the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’; ‘She said; but at the happy word "he lives,"My father stooped, re-fathered, o'er my wound.’; ‘There is only one other point on which I offer a word of remark.’;

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.

Wordverb

To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.

Stringnoun

A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.

Wordverb

To express in words; to phrase.

‘The apology for the king is the same, but worded with greater deference to that great prince.’;

Stringnoun

Same as Stringcourse.

Wordverb

To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.

Stringnoun

The points made in a game.

Wordverb

To flatter with words; to cajole.

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

a unit of language that native speakers can identify;

‘words are the blocks from which sentences are made’; ‘he hardly said ten words all morning’;

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.

Wordnoun

a brief statement;

‘he didn't say a word about it’;

Stringnoun

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

Wordnoun

new information about specific and timely events;

‘they awaited news of the outcome’;

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.

Wordnoun

the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)

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.

Wordnoun

a promise;

‘he gave his word’;

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?’;

Wordnoun

a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group;

‘he forgot the password’;

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.’;

Wordnoun

an exchange of views on some topic;

‘we had a good discussion’; ‘we had a word or two about it’;

Stringverb

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

Wordnoun

the sacred writings of the Christian religions;

‘he went to carry the Word to the heathen’;

Stringverb

To make tense; to strengthen.

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

Wordnoun

a verbal command for action;

‘when I give the word, charge!’;

Stringverb

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

Wordnoun

a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory;

‘large computers use words up to 64 bits long’;

Stringverb

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

Wordverb

put into words or an expression;

‘He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees’;

Stringverb

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

Word

In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with objective or practical meaning. In many languages, words also correspond to sequences of graphemes () in their standard writing systems that are delimited by spaces wider than the normal inter-letter space, or by other graphical conventions.

‘letters’;

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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