6 Physics a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having the dynamical properties of a flexible loop.
(also cosmic string) a hypothetical thread-like concentration of energy within the structure of space-time.
1 [with object and adverbial] hang (something) so that it stretches in a long line:lights were strung across the promenade
thread (a series of small objects) on a string:he collected stones with holes in them and strung them on a strong cord
(be strung) be arranged in a long line:the houses were strung along the road
(string something together) add items to one another to form a series or coherent whole:he can’t string two sentences together
2 [with object] fit a string or strings to (a musical instrument, a racket, or a bow):the harp had been newly strung
3 [with object] remove the strings from (a bean).
4 [with object]North American informal hoax or trick (someone):I’m not stringing you—I’ll eat my shirt if it’s not true
5 [no object] informal work as a stringer in journalism:he strings for almost every French radio service
6 [no object] Billiards determine the order of play by striking the cue ball from baulk to rebound off the top cushion, first stroke going to the player whose ball comes to rest nearer the bottom cushion.