Definition of "cord" []

  • A slender length of flexible material usually made of twisted strands or fibers and used to bind, tie, connect, or support. (noun)
  • An insulated flexible electric wire fitted with a plug or plugs. (noun)
  • A hangman's rope. (noun)
  • An influence, feeling, or force that binds or restrains; a bond or tie. (noun)
  • Anatomy A long ropelike structure, such as a nerve or tendon: a spinal cord. (noun)
  • String or thin rope made of several twisted strands (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A length of woven or twisted strands of silk, etc, sewn on clothing or used as a belt (noun)
  • A ribbed fabric, esp corduroy (noun)
  • Any influence that binds or restrains (noun)
  • A flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains (noun)
  • Any part resembling a string or rope (noun)
  • A unit of volume for measuring cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet (noun)
  • To bind or furnish with a cord or cords (verb)
  • To stack (wood) in cords (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cord" in a sentence
  • "Cord A simple name for ‘tendon’, a part of the body that connects muscle to bone For example, the heel cord or ‘Achilles Tendon’ joins the calf muscle to the heel (Note: The ‘spinal cord’ is not a tendon It is made of nerves)"
  • "Tumours growing _in the substance of the cord_ are nearly as common as extra-medullary growths, and as the growth is usually sarcoma, glioma, tuberculoma, or gumma, and infiltrates the cord, it is seldom capable of being removed by operation."
  • "_Welting cord_, a cord sewed into the welt or border of a garment."