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cord

Noun

1 a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
2 a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
3 a light insulated conductor for household use [syn: electric cord]
4 a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton [syn: corduroy]

Verb

1 stack in cords; "cord firewood"
2 bind or tie with a cord

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology

From corde < chorda < (Doric) χορδά (khorda), Ionic χορδή (khorde) "string of gut, the string of a lyre"

Noun

cord (countable except where indicated; plural cords)
  1. A long, thin, flexible length of twisted strands of fibre/fiber, for example rope; (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
    The burglar tied up the householder with a cord.
    He looped some cord around his fingers.
  2. A small flexible conductor assembly of insulated wires, "lamp" or "sweeper" cords.
  3. A unit of measurement used for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 8 feet).
  4. (in plural cords) See cords.
  5. A cross-section measurement of an aircraft's wing.

Synonyms

Translations

length of twisted strands
wires surrounded by a coating, used to supply electricity
unit of measurement for firewood'

Romanian

Etymology

cor

Noun

  1. heart

Declension

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Cord may refer to:

See also

cord in German: Cord
cord in Simple English: Cord

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