long thin flexible string or rope made from several twisted strands.
a length of such material, typically one used to fasten or move a specified object.
an anatomical structure resembling a length of cord (e.g., the spinal cord, the umbilical cord).
a flexible insulated cable used for carrying electric current to an appliance.
ribbed fabric, esp. corduroy:
∎ (cords) inf.
a cordlike rib on fabric.
a measure of cut wood, usually 128 cubic feet (3.62 cu m).
/ -ˌlīk/ adj.
A stack of wood, usually measuring 2.54 m (8 ft. 4 in.) long by 1.27 m (4 ft. 3 in.) high, but with local variations. It is usually composed of small-diameter material. A cord of this size measures about 3.6 m3
(128 cu.ft.) when stacked, and contains 2–.2.8 m3
(75–100 cu.ft.) of wood. A ‘short’ cord is equal to half a cord.
A stack of wood, usually measuring 2.54m (8ft. 4 in.) long by 1.27m (4ft. 3in.) high, but with local variations. It is usually composed of small-diameter material. A cord of this size measures about 3.6 m3
(128 cu. ft.) when stacked, and contains 2–2.8 m3
(75–100 cu. ft.) of wood. A ‘short’ cord is equal to half a cord.
a string composed of strands which are woven or twisted together, a central idea or link that strings things together; a measure of cut wood, stone, or rock.
Examples: cords of discipline, 1883; of friendship, 1535; of poorness, 1382; of rock, 1882; of stone, 1703; of wood, 1616.
, abroad, accord, afford, applaud, award, bawd, board, broad, chord, Claude, cord, ford, fraud, gaud, Gawd, hoard, horde, laud, lord, maraud, milord, sward, sword, toward, unawed, unexplored, unrestored, ward
cord (kord) n.
any long flexible structure, which may be solid or tubular. Examples include the spermatic cord, spinal cord
, umbilical cord, and vocal cord.
string XIII; cord-like structure XV; measure of cut wood XVII. — (O)F. corde
:- L. chorda
— Gr. khordḗ
gut, string of musical instrument.
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