Synonyms of string in English:

string


See definition of string

noun

1‘a ball of string’

SYNONYMS

twine, cord, yarn, thread, strand, fibre

rope, cable, line, wire, ligature, thong, hawser

rare fillis

2‘they lease their pubs to a string of brewers’

SYNONYMS

chain, series, group, firm, company

3‘a string of convictions’

SYNONYMS

series, succession, chain, sequence, concatenation, run, streak

pattern

4‘a long winding string of wagons and horses’

SYNONYMS

queue, procession, line, row, file, column, rank, convoy, train, cavalcade, stream, succession, sequence

informal crocodile

5‘a string of priceless pearls’

SYNONYMS

strand, rope, necklace, rosary, chaplet

6strings‘an instrumental piece for horns and strings’

SYNONYMS

stringed instruments

7strings‘a guaranteed loan with no strings attached’

SYNONYMS

conditions, qualifications, provisions, provisos, caveats, stipulations, riders, contingencies, prerequisites, limitations, limits, constraints, restrictions, reservations, requirements, obligations

informal catches


verb

1‘lights were strung across the promenade’

SYNONYMS

hang, suspend, sling, stretch

thread, loop, festoon

2‘wire mesh was strung from one catwalk to the other’

SYNONYMS

stretch, sling, run, fasten, tie, secure, link

3‘a necklace of wooden beads strung on a silver chain’

SYNONYMS

thread, loop, link, join


Phrases

    string along

      ‘with my name I could always string along with the Irish gang’

      SYNONYMS

      go along, go too, come too, join in

      accompany, join, join up with, take up with

    string someone along

      SYNONYMS

      mislead, deceive, take in, take advantage of, dupe, hoax, fool, make a fool of, bluff

      make use of, play with, toy with, dally with, trifle with, play fast and loose with

      informal

      lead up the garden path, take for a ride, put one over on, kid

    string something out

      1‘these journalists certainly know how to string a story out’

      SYNONYMS

      protract, spin out, draw out, drag out, lengthen, stretch, stretch out

      ANTONYMS

      shorten

      2‘the mining villages are strung out along the valleys’

      SYNONYMS

      spread out, space out, set apart, place at intervals, distribute, extend, fan out, scatter, straggle

    string someone up

      ‘he was strung up for murder’

      SYNONYMS

      hang, lynch, gibbet

      make swing