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string



string
corde


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anglais > français
string
     1. n. Ficelle.
     2. n. Corde.
     3. n. Suite, série.
     4. n. Chaîne de caractères.
     5. v. Enfiler.
anglais > anglais
string
     1. n. A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.
     2. n. Such a structure considered as a substance.
     3. n. Any similar long, thin and flexible object.
           a violin string
           a bowstring
     4. n. 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
     5. n. A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.
           The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive
     6. n. A series of items or events.
           a string of successes
     7. n. 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.
     8. n. In various games and competitions, a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.
     9. n. A group of racehorses kept by one owner or at one stables.
     10. n. (computing) An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
     11. n. (music) A stringed instrument.
     12. n. (music, usually in plural) The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.
     13. n. (in the plural) The conditions and limitations in a contract collectively.
           no strings attached
     14. n. (physics) The main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics.
     15. n. (slang) Cannabis or marijuana.
     16. n. 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.
     17. n. The points made in a game of billiards.
     18. n. (billiards, pool) 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.
     19. n. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
     20. n. (archaic) A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.
     21. n. (archaic) A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
     22. n. (shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
     23. n. (botany) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.
           the strings of beans
     24. n. (mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
     25. n. (architecture) A stringcourse.
     26. n. (dated, slang) A hoax; a fake story.
     27. v. To put (items) on a string.
           You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.
     28. v. To put strings on (something).
           It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.
     29. v. (intransitive) To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
français > anglais
corde
     1. n. rope (general)
     2. n. (geometry) chord
     3. n. (music) chord (of a string instrument)
     4. n. chord (vocal chord)
     5. n. line (washing line, for hanging clothes to dry)

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How long do you plan to string that one along before you hurt her? 
Her teaching career overlapped with the early years of the string business, when she would work with her husband at night. 
All you need is a blanket, a piece of string, and a paring knife. 
The string lines carry all the expressive weight one could want, and the woodwind and brass have a sovereign authority. 
Soon the carriages are replete with glitter balls, streamers and silly string


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