Definitions of cord

  1. To fasten or connect with string or rope; to pile up, as wood, in piles 8 ft. by 4 ft. by 4 ft.
  2. To bind with a cord.
  3. To secure by a cord; to pile up for measurement, as wood.
  4. To bind with cord; furnish with cords.
  5. To pile ( firewood) by the cord.
  6. bind or tie with a cord
  7. To bind; to fasten with cords or rope.
  8. a line made of twisted fibers or threads; " the bundle was tied with a cord"
  9. a light insulated conductor for household use
  10. a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
  11. stack in cords; " cord firewood"
  12. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
  16. See Chord.
  17. 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.
  18. To arrange ( wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
  19. A twisted string; a measure of wood equal to 128 cu. ft.; a tendon or nerve; a small rope.
  20. ( orig.) A chord: a small rope or thick kind of string.
  21. A thin rope; measure of wood of 128 cubic feet.
  22. A string of several strands.
  23. A measure for wood ( 128 cubic feet).
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Any chord- like structure, as spinal, spermatic cord.