Definitions of thread

  1. To strike ( the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.
  2. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.
  3. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.
  4. To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.
  5. To pass something through the eye of, as a needle; to string, as beads; to pass through; as, to thread a narrow street; to make ( one's way) with difficulty.
  6. To pass a thread through the eye of ( as a needle): to pass or pierce through, as a narrow way.
  7. To pass a thread throught; pass through.
  8. thread on or as if on a string; " string pearls on a string"; " the child drew glass beads on a string"
  9. pass a thread through; " thread a needle"
  10. To pass a thread through the eye, as a needle; to pass or pierce through, as a narrow way or channel. Air- threads, the fine white filaments seen floating in the air in summer, the production of spiders.
  11. To pass a thread through, as the eye of a needle; to pass or pierce through, as a narrow or intricate way.
  12. any long object resembling a thin line; " a mere ribbon of land"; " the lighted ribbon of traffic"; " from the air the road was a gray thread"; " a thread of smoke climbed upward"
  13. the raised helical rib going around a screw
  14. pass through or into; " thread tape"; " thread film"
  15. remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; " She had her eyebrows threaded"
  16. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted.
  17. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver.
  18. The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.
  19. Fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a, s the thread of life, or of a discourse.
  20. Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.
  21. A very thin line or cord of flax, cotton, silk, or other fiberlike substance twisted and drawn out; a filament or fiber; something running through and connecting the parts of anything; as, the thread of a story; the spiral ridge of a screw.
  22. A very thin line of any substance twisted and drawn out: a filament of any fibrous substance: a fine line of yarn: anything resembling a thread: the prominent spiral part of a screw: something continued in long course: the uniform tenor of a discourse.
  23. Thin twisted line or cord of any substance; filament; spiral ridge on a screw; continuity of thought.
  24. A slender cord. fiber, or line.
  25. The spiral ridge of a screw.
  26. A twisted filament of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance; any fine filament; something continued in a long course; tenor; the spiral part of a screw.
  27. A thin string or line formed of any fibrous substance twisted together; any fine filament or line; the prominent spiral part of a screw; something continued in a course or tenor, as a discourse.