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Main Entry: 1string
Pronunciation: primarystressstrieng
Function: noun
1 : a cord usually used to fasten or tie
2 : a thin tough plant structure (as the fiber connecting the halves of a bean pod)
3 a : the gut, wire, or nylon cord of a musical instrument that is plucked, bowed, or struck to produce a sound b plural : the stringed instruments of an orchestra
4 : the gut, wire, or cord of a racket or shooting bow
5 a : a group of objects threaded on a string <a string of pearls> b : a series of things arranged in or as if in a line <a string of automobiles> c : a series of like items (as units of information, marks, or words) d : the animals and especially horses belonging to or used by one individual
6 : any of several squads of players on a team that are grouped together according to skill <the second string of a football team>
7 : a series in time : SUCCESSION, SEQUENCE
8 plural : requirements or obligations connected with something <an agreement with no strings attached>

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