String vs. Sting

String vs. Sting — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between String and Sting

Stringnoun

(countable) A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.

Stingnoun

A bump left on the skin after having been stung.

Look at this nasty hornet sting, it's turned blue!

Stringnoun

(uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.

Stingnoun

A puncture made by an insect or arachnid in an attack, usually including the injection of venom.

She died from a snake sting

Stringnoun

(countable) Any similar long, thin and flexible object.

a violin stringa bowstring

Stingnoun

A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.

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Stringnoun

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

Stingnoun

A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis

That plant will give a little sting if you touch it.

Stringnoun

(countable) A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.

The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive

Stingnoun

(botany) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in nettles.

Stringnoun

(countable) A series of items or events.

a string of successes

Stingnoun

The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.

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Stringnoun

(countable) 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.

Stingnoun

(law enforcement) A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.

The criminal gang was caught after a successful sting.

Stringnoun

(countable) In various games and competitions, a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.

Stingnoun

A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.

Stringnoun

A group of racehorses kept at one track.

Stingnoun

A brief sequence of music used in films, TV, and video games as a form of scenic punctuation or to identify the broadcasting station.

Stringnoun

An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.

Stingnoun

A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.

Stringnoun

A stringed instrument.

Stingnoun

(figurative) The harmful or painful part of something.

Stringnoun

The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.

Stingnoun

A goad; incitement.

Stringnoun

(in the plural) The conditions and limitations in a contract collectively.

no strings attached

Stingnoun

The concluding point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.

Stringnoun

The main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics.

Stingverb

(ambitransitive) To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.

An adder came out of a little heathbush, and it stung a man in the foot.

Stringnoun

(slang) Cannabis or marijuana.

Stingverb

To puncture with the stinger.

Stringnoun

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.

Stingverb

To hurt, to be in pain (physically or emotionally).

My hand stings after knocking on the door so long.Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.

Stringnoun

The points made in a game of billiards.

Stingverb

(figurative) To cause harm or pain to.

I thought I could park in front of the hotel, but they stung me for five pounds!

Stringnoun

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.

Stingnoun

a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung;

the sting of deathhe felt the stinging of nettles

Stringnoun

A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.

Stingnoun

a mental pain or distress;

a pang of conscience

Stringnoun

(archaic) A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.

Stingnoun

a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

Stringnoun

(archaic) A nerve or tendon of an animal body.

Stingnoun

a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

Stringnoun

(shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.

Stingverb

cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;

The sun burned his face

Stringnoun

(botany) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.

the strings of beans

Stingverb

deliver a sting to;

A bee stung my arm yesterday

Stringnoun

(mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.

Stingverb

saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;

They stuck me with the dinner billI was stung with a huge tax bill

Stringnoun

(architecture) A stringcourse.

Stingverb

cause a stinging pain;

The needle pricked his skin

Stringnoun

A hoax; a fake story.

Stingverb

cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging;

His remark stung her

Stringverb

(transitive) To put (items) on a string.

You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.

Stringverb

(transitive) To put strings on (something).

It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.

Stringverb

(intransitive) To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.

Stringnoun

a lightweight cord

Stringnoun

stringed instruments that are played with a bow;

the strings played superlatively well

Stringnoun

a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed

Stringnoun

a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding;

a string of islandstrain of mournersa train of thought

Stringnoun

a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)

Stringnoun

a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening;

he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag

Stringnoun

a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

Stringnoun

a necklace made by a stringing objects together;

a string of beadsa strand of pearls

Stringverb

thread on or as if on a string;

string pearls on a stringthe child drew glass beads on a stringthread dried cranberries

Stringverb

add as if on a string;

string these ideas togetherstring up these songs and you'll have a musical

Stringverb

move or come along

Stringverb

stretch out or arrange like a string

Stringverb

string together; tie or fasten with a string;

string the package

Stringverb

remove the stringy parts of;

string beans

Stringverb

provide with strings;

string my guitar