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. A twisted string; a measure of wood equal to 128 cu. ft.; a tendon or nerve; a small rope.
  16. To fasten or connect with string or rope; to pile up, as wood, in piles 8 ft. by 4 ft. by 4 ft.
  17. ( orig.) A chord: a small rope or thick kind of string.
  18. To bind with a cord.
  19. A thin rope; measure of wood of 128 cubic feet.
  20. To secure by a cord; to pile up for measurement, as wood.
  21. To bind with cord; furnish with cords.
  22. To pile ( firewood) by the cord.
  23. A string of several strands.
  24. A measure for wood ( 128 cubic feet).
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. To bind; to fasten with cords or rope.
  28. Any chord- like structure, as spinal, spermatic cord.

Usage examples for cord

  1. So Dschemila lowered the cord, and Dschemil tied it round him, and climbed up to her window. – The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  2. Give me that cord, Michael! – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  3. She wore a small gold cross which hung from a gold cord around her neck. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Then he had jerked the cord off his own hat and given it to Drew. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  11. Mrs. Cord came to the window to look, and then went down stairs. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  12. He would not eat, and pulled at the cord all the time, trying to free himself. – All About Johnnie Jones by Carolyn Verhoeff
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. He could reach the cord easily while lying on his back in bed. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  17. " 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
  18. 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
  19. Yet Mrs. Cord was quite " put about," as she said, when the things came home. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  20. 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