from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of, resembling, or containing strings or a string.
  • adjective Slender and sinewy; wiry.
  • adjective Forming strings, as a viscous liquid; ropy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of strings or small threads; fibrous; filamentous: as, a stringy root.
  • Ropy; viscid; gluey; that may be drawn into a thread.
  • Sinewy; wiry.
  • Marked by thread-like flaws on the surface: as, stringy glass; stringy marble.
  • Said of cotton that is imperfectly scutched.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of strings, or small threads; fibrous; filamentous.
  • adjective Capable of being drawn into a string, as a glutinous substance; ropy; viscid; gluely.
  • adjective (Bot.) a name given in Australia to several trees of the genus Eucalyptus (as E. amygdalina, obliqua, capitellata, macrorhyncha, piperita, pilularis, and tetradonta), which have a fibrous bark used by the aborigines for making cordage and cloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Comprised of, or resembling, string or strings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lean and sinewy
  • adjective (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
  • adjective consisting of or containing string or strings
  • adjective forming viscous or glutinous threads


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