string-n; 10 Senses

Sense Number 1: a thin, flexible cord or twine

Commentary: STRING[+artifact][+cord][+thin][+flexible]

The package was tied up with string.
The sweatpants can be tightened with a string at the waist.
Strings of silver tinsel hung from the Christmas tree.
The puppeteer pulled the strings of the marionette with great skill.
He'll have to pull some strings in Washington to get that bill passed. (metaphoric extension to a puppeteer)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5

Sense Number 2: a stretched wire that can vibrate

Commentary: STRING[+artifact][+wire][+stretched][+vibrating]

Pete replaced the strings on his violin.
This guitar uses steel strings, not nylon.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: class of musical instruments that produces music with stretched, vibrating wires

Commentary: STRING[+collection][+variety][+of_artifact][+instrument][+musical][+with_wires][+stretched]

The strings sat to stage left and the woodwinds to stage right.
He plays strings in the high school orchestra.
Violins and violas are the smaller strings, cellos and double basses are larger.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: any sequentially ordered set of events

Commentary: STRING[+event_set][+ordered][+sequentially]

The recent string of murders has puzzled the police.
A curious string of events led to Bob meeting Jane.
A string of recent measures has expanded the powers of the federal government.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a linear sequence of symbols, a notation

Commentary: STRING[+information][+notation][+linear][+of_symbols]

Sally declared some variables as strings in her Java program.
The information is encoded as 16-bit strings.
The puzzle involved identifying real words from the strings of jumbled letters.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: a tough fibrous strand of something

Commentary: STRING[+substance][+strand][+fiber][+tough]

The chef removed sinewy strings from the chicken parts.
This variety of green bean doesn't have a string on the pod.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 7: a theoretical, one-dimensional sub-atomic particle

Commentary: STRING[+entity][+theoretical][+one_dimensional][+particle][+sub_atomic]

Strings are believed to be the smallest building blocks of nature.
Quarks derive their different attributes from the underlying behaviors of the strings out of which the quarks are built.
He is a famous string theorist.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 8: a set of objects connected together on a strand

Commentary: STRING[+artifact][+strand][+connected][+of_objects]

John gave Mary a string of pearls for her birthday.
The children made strings of popcorn to decorate the Christmas tree.
The man carried a string of fish up from his boat.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 9: set of participants in some competition

Commentary: STRING[+collection][+participants][+in_competition]

Gary is in the first string of varsity players on the high school football team.
He's a second string pitcher just up from the farm team.
The string of three-year-olds racing in the Kentucky Derby include the colt Paint Ball.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2d

Sense Number 10: a hypothetical threadlike concentration of energy within spacetime

Commentary: STRING[+form][+conjectured][+concentration][+threadlike][+of_energy][+within_spacetime]
NOTE: short for 'cosmic string' not to be confused with Sense 7 above

Cosmic strings are conjectured to be a patina of threadlike discontinuities within spacetime that resulted from the inflation of the universe after the Big Bang.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3a