What is the difference between proviso and string?

proviso | string | Synonyms |

Proviso is a synonym of string.

As nouns the difference between proviso and string

is that proviso is a conditional provision to an agreement while string is (countable) a long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.

As a verb string is

to put (items) on a string.




  • A conditional provision to an agreement
  • string



  • (countable) A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.
  • * Prior
  • Round Ormond's knee thou tiest the mystic string .
  • (uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.
  • (countable) Any similar long, thin and flexible object.
  • a violin string
    a bowstring
  • 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
  • * Gibbon
  • a string of islands
  • (countable) A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.
  • The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive
  • (countable) A series of items or events.
  • a string of successes
  • (countable, computing) An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
  • (music, countable) A stringed instrument.
  • (music, usually in plural) The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.
  • (in the plural) The conditions and limitations in a contract collecively. (compare no strings attached)
  • no strings attached
  • (countable, physics) the main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics
  • (slang) cannabis or marijuana
  • A miniature 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.
  • The points made in a game of billiards.
  • A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
  • (Milton)
  • A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Duckweed putteth forth a little string into the water, from the bottom.
  • A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
  • * Bible, Mark vii. 35
  • The string of his tongue was loosed.
  • (shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
  • (botany) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.
  • the strings of beans
  • (mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
  • (Ure)
  • (architecture) A stringcourse.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * score string * second string


    * (long, thin structure): cord, rope, line * (this structure as a substance): cord, rope, twine * (anything long and thin): * (cohesive substance in the form of a string): * (series of items or events): sequence, series * (sequence of characters in computing): * (stringed instruments): string section the strings, or the string section * (conditions): conditions, provisos


    * Portuguese:


  • To put (items) on a string.
  • You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.
  • To put strings on (something).
  • It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.


    * (put on a string): thread * (put strings on): lace

    Derived terms

    * cosmic string * heartstrings * string along * string band * string quartet * string up * string vest * stringy