Synonyms of string in English:

string


See US English definition of string

See UK English definition of string

See Spanish definition of cordel

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

    ‘he was strung up for murder’


    SYNONYMS
    hang, lynch, gibbet
    make swing