ball of string


ball of string
string which is rolled up into a round ball

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • string — string1 W2S3 [strıŋ] n ↑sticker, ↑string ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(thread)¦ 2¦(group/series)¦ 3 no strings (attached) 4 string of pearls/lights/beads etc 5¦(music)¦ 6 first string/second string etc 7 have somebody on a string 8 have more than one string to your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ball — ball1 W2S1 [bo:l US bo:l] n ↑ball ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(round object)¦ 2¦(round shape)¦ 3¦(game/sport)¦ 4¦(foot/hand)¦ 5 on the ball 6 set/start/keep the ball rolling 7 the ball is in somebody s court 8¦(formal occasion)¦ 9 have a ball …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ball — 1 noun (C) 1 TO PLAY WITH a round object that is thrown, kicked, or hit in a game or sport: Bounce the ball to me. | a tennis ball 2 ROUND SHAPE something formed or rolled into a round shape: a ball of string | Shape the dough into balls. 3 the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • string — 1. noun 1) a ball of string Syn: twine, cord, yarn, thread 2) a string of brewers Syn: chain, group, consortium 3) a string of convictions Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • string — [striŋ] n. [ME streng < OE, akin to Ger strang: see STRONG] 1. a) a thin line of twisted fiber used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; slender cord or thick thread b) a narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • String — (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • String band — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • String beans — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • string line — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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