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Thread vs. String

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Threadnoun

A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.

Stringnoun

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

Threadnoun

A continued theme or idea.

‘All of these essays have a common thread.’; ‘I’ve lost the thread of what you’re saying.’;

Stringnoun

(uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.

Threadnoun

(engineering) A screw thread.

Stringnoun

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

‘a violin string’; ‘a bowstring’;

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Threadnoun

A sequence of connections.

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’;

Threadnoun

The line midway between the banks of a stream.

Stringnoun

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

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

Threadnoun

(computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, usually sharing memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.

Stringnoun

(countable) A series of items or events.

‘a string of successes’;

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Threadnoun

(Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.

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.

Threadnoun

A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Stringnoun

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

Threadnoun

(figurative) Composition; quality; fineness.

Stringnoun

A group of racehorses kept at one track.

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Threadverb

(transitive) To put thread through.

‘thread a needle’;

Stringnoun

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

Threadverb

(transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).

‘I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.’;

Stringnoun

A stringed instrument.

Threadverb

To screw on, to fit the threads of a nut on a bolt

Stringnoun

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

Threadnoun

A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted; also, one fiber of a cord composed of multiple fibers.

Stringnoun

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

‘no strings attached’;

Threadnoun

A filament of any substance, as of glass, gold or silver; a filamentous part of an object, such as a flower; a component fiber of any or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Stringnoun

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

Threadnoun

The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.

Stringnoun

(slang) Cannabis or marijuana.

Threadnoun

Something continued in a long course or tenor; a recurrent theme or related sequence of events in a larger story; as the thread of a story, or of life, or of a discourse.

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.

Threadnoun

Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.

‘A neat courtier,Of a most elegant thread.’;

Stringnoun

The points made in a game of billiards.

Threadnoun

A related sequence of instructions or actions within a program that runs at least in part independent of other actions within the program; - such threads are capable of being executed only in oprating systems permittnig multitasking.

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.

Threadnoun

A sequence of messages posted to an on-line newsgroup or discussion group, dealing with the same topic; - messages in such a thread typically refer to a previous posting, thus allowing their identification as part of the thread. Some news-reading programs allow a user to follow a single such thread independent of the other postings to that newsgroup.

Stringnoun

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

Threadverb

To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.

Stringnoun

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

Threadverb

To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.

‘Heavy trading ships . . . threading the Bosphorus.’; ‘They would not thread the gates.’;

Stringnoun

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

Threadverb

To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.

Stringnoun

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

Threadnoun

a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Stringnoun

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

‘the strings of beans’;

Threadnoun

any long object resembling a thin line;

‘a mere ribbon of land’; ‘the lighted ribbon of traffic’; ‘from the air the road was a gray thread’; ‘a thread of smoke climbed upward’;

Stringnoun

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

Threadnoun

the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together;

‘I couldn't follow his train of thought’; ‘he lost the thread of his argument’;

Stringnoun

(architecture) A stringcourse.

Threadnoun

the raised helical rib going around a screw

Stringnoun

A hoax; a fake story.

Threadverb

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course;

‘the river winds through the hills’; ‘the path meanders through the vineyards’; ‘sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body’;

Stringverb

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

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

Threadverb

pass a thread through;

‘thread a needle’;

Stringverb

(transitive) To put strings on (something).

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

Threadverb

remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string;

‘She had her eyebrows threaded’;

Stringverb

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

Threadverb

pass through or into;

‘thread tape’; ‘thread film’;

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.’;

Threadverb

thread on or as if on a string;

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

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.

Stringnoun

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

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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