cord

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: cord

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nv
a line made of twisted fibers or threads
bind or tie with a cord
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n
a light insulated conductor for household use
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nv
a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
stack in cords
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n
a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: cord
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n a line made of twisted fibers or threads

“the bundle was tied with a cord
Types:
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agal
a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh
apron string
(usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waist
bowstring
the string of an archer's bow
catgut, gut
a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
chenille, chenille cord
a soft tufted cord used in embroidery
clews
the cords used to suspend a hammock
clothesline
a cord on which clothes are hung to dry
fishing line
a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
lace, lacing
a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
laniard, lanyard
a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle
laniard, lanyard
a cord with an attached hook that is used to fire certain types of cannon
log line
a knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it
piping
a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
perpendicular, plumb line
a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
ripcord
a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent
ripcord
a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
sash cord, sash line
a strong cord connecting a sash weight to a sliding sash
slack
a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
static line
a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane
string, twine
a lightweight cord
string
a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
thread, yarn
a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
tie
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
whipcord
closely twisted hard cord used for the lashes of whips
taper, wick
a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
wick
any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action
bootlace
a long lace for fastening boots
candlewick
the wick of a candle
chalk line, snap line, snapline
a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
cotton
thread made of cotton fibers
dental floss, floss
a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
drawing string, drawstring, string
a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
floss
a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
hand line, handline
a fishing line managed principally by hand
Lastex
yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads
lead line, sounding line
(nautical) plumb line for determining depth
ligature
thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
metallic
a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
night-line
a fishing line with baited hooks left in the water to catch fish over night
packthread
a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
nap, pile
the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
plumb rule
a plumb line attached to a narrow board
purl
gold or silver wire thread
shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace, shoestring
a lace used for fastening shoes
snare
strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
suture
thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
tinsel
a thread with glittering metal foil attached
setline, spiller, trawl, trawl line, trotline
a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
warp
yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
filling, pick, weft, woof
the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
worsted, worsted yarn
a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool
Type of:
line
something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

v bind or tie with a cord

Type of:
bind, tie
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
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n a light insulated conductor for household use

Synonyms:
electric cord
Types:
extension cord
an electric cord used to extend the length of a power cord
power cord
a cord to conduct power to an electrical appliance
Type of:
conductor
a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
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n a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

v stack in cords

cord firewood”
Type of:
heap, pile, stack
arrange in stacks
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n a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton

Synonyms:
corduroy
Types:
Bedford cord
a heavy corded fabric similar to corduroy; used for clothing
narrow wale
corduroy with narrow ribs
wide wale
corduroy with wide ribs
Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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