String v. t. [imp. Strung p. p. Strung (R. Stringed ); p. pr. & vb. n. Stringing.]
1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet
With firmest nerves, designed to walk the street? --Gay.
2. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.
For here the Muse so oft her harp has strung,
That not a mountain rears its head unsung. --Addison.
3. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
4. To make tense; to strengthen.
Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood. --Dryden.
5. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9.
6. To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung him along all day until he realized we were kidding. [Slang]
1. Having strings; as, a stringed instrument.
2. Produced by strings. “Answering the stringed noise.”