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Definitions of cord

  1. stack in cords, of wood
  2. a line made of twisted fibers or threads; " the bundle was tied with a cord"
  3. a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
  4. a light insulated conductor for household use
  5. a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
  6. bind or tie with a cord
  7. stack in cords; " cord firewood"
  8. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
  9. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line.
  10. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.
  11. Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
  12. See Chord.
  13. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
  14. To arrange ( wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
  15. of Core
  16. A twisted string; a measure of wood equal to 128 cu. ft.; a tendon or nerve; a small rope.
  17. To fasten or connect with string or rope; to pile up, as wood, in piles 8 ft. by 4 ft. by 4 ft.
  18. 1. In anatomy, any long, string- like structure. 2. To become corded or string- like.
  19. ( orig.) A chord: a small rope or thick kind of string.
  20. To bind with a cord.
  21. A thin rope; measure of wood of 128 cubic feet.
  22. To secure by a cord; to pile up for measurement, as wood.
  23. To bind with cord; furnish with cords.
  24. To pile ( firewood) by the cord.
  25. A string of several strands.
  26. A measure for wood ( 128 cubic feet).
  27. A string or thin rope, composed of several strands twisted together; a quantity of 128 cubic feet, originally measured with a cord; anything which binds or draws.
  28. A string or small rope having the strands or plies well twisted; a quantity of wood formerly measured by a cord; that by which persons are caught, held, or drawn; in Scrip., a snare; a musical string.
  29. To bind; to fasten with cords or rope.
  30. Any chord- like structure, as spinal, spermatic cord.
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Quotes of cord

  1. No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread. – Robert Burton
  2. Using adult stem cells drawn from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood system cells, scientists have discovered new treatments for scores of diseases and conditions such as Parkinson's disease, juvenile diabetes, and spinal cord injuries. – Nathan Deal
  3. We have created a new demonstration program to allow families with a sick child who could be helped with a cord blood transplant from a sibling to bank cord blood from newborns should they decide to have another child. – Nathan Deal
  4. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world. – Rosa DeLauro
  5. My guitars are my umbilical cord They're directly wired into my head. – Kirk Hammett
  6. I like to hold the microphone cord like this, I pinch it together, then I let it go, then you hear a whole bunch of jokes at once. – Mitch Hedberg
  7. But cord blood also holds the great potential of producing pleural potential cells that could cure many other diseases such as juvenile diabetes, a disease that I live with every day. – Dan Lipinski
  8. My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash. – Joan Rivers
  9. It's been studied to the point where we know that the impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow; that is, the brain and the spinal cord – Ann Veneman
  10. Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band. It's very bizarre. It's like there's sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually. – Rick Wakeman
  11. The private sector can go forward, if it must, with destruction of embryos for questionable and ethically challenged science. But spend the people's money on proven blood cord bone marrow, germ cell, and adult cell research. – Roger Wicker
  12. I invented the cordless extension cord – Steven Wright
  13. Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord and they will wrap you round. – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for cord

  1. He felt as if his own nerves were on the rack, as if his brain had been rolled into a cord whose tension was so strained that it might snap at any moment. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. The string of the bow was formed of our piece of whip- cord part of which, as he did not like to cut it, was rolled round the bow. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. " Mrs. Cord Mr. Digby had said in the first week of this new life,-" how is Rotha off for clothes?" – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. As she did so it fluttered both wings as if stretching them in relief, and a tiny folded paper attached to the cord fell into the basket. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  5. Mrs. Cord came to the window to look, and then went down stairs. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  6. It was a knife that he had brought up, some days before, to cut a piece of cord and had forgotten to take away with him. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. So Dschemila lowered the cord and Dschemil tied it round him, and climbed up to her window. – The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  8. There had been no hasty movement, no violent act to give them warning; only the little blade had pushed itself nearer and nearer to the electric light cord lying there ... – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  9. As the lesion is usually in the upper part of the cord it is the arms that are most frequently affected. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  10. He approached Tz'ac Tzotz's mother, then took a wide section of the paper and secured it around her face with a silk cord covering her vision. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  11. A bowed piece of wood about 15 inches long and 3 inches wide, called " pit- ug'," is suspended by a line at each end from the horizontal cord – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  12. She wore a small gold cross which hung from a gold cord around her neck. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  13. He could reach the cord easily while lying on his back in bed. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  14. I knew that you were up, and I recollected as we leave before you do, to- morrow, that you would have no one to cord your luggage, so I thought I would come up and do it for you to- night, Miss Valerie, if it is ready. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  15. Then he had jerked the cord off his own hat and given it to Drew. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  16. Therefore, go speak- the Duke will hear thy voice; And let not Bardolph's vital thread be cut With edge of penny cord and vile reproach. – King-Henry-V by Shakespeare, William
  17. Give me that cord Michael! – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  18. Yet Mrs. Cord was quite " put about," as she said, when the things came home. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  19. He would not eat, and pulled at the cord all the time, trying to free himself. – All About Johnnie Jones by Carolyn Verhoeff
  20. Arrange them on a cord hung across the corner of the room. – Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) by Hugo B. Froehlich Bonnie E. Snow

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