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Definition of "threading" []

  • A fine strand, filament or fibre of some material (noun)
  • A fine cord of twisted filaments, esp of cotton, used in sewing, weaving, etc (noun)
  • Any of the filaments of which a spider's web is made (noun)
  • Any fine line, stream, mark, or piece (noun)
  • A helical groove in a cylindrical hole (female thread), formed by a tap or lathe tool, or a helical ridge on a cylindrical bar, rod, shank, etc (male thread), formed by a die or lathe tool (noun)
  • A very thin seam of coal or vein of ore (noun)
  • Something acting as the continuous link or theme of a whole (noun)
  • The course of an individual's life believed in Greek mythology to be spun, measured, and cut by the Fates (noun)
  • To pass (thread, film, magnetic tape, etc) through (something) (verb)
  • To string on a thread (verb)
  • To make (one's way) through or over (something) (verb)
  • To produce a screw thread by cutting, rolling, tapping, or grinding (verb)
  • To pervade (verb)
  • (of boiling syrup) to form a fine thread when poured from a spoon (verb)
  • Present participle of thread. (verb)

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  • An ancient Eastern method for removing hair by means of a thread, which is rolled over the hair in order to pluck it out at the follicle level. (noun)

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Use "threading" in a sentence
  • "Stafford was picked as the game's MVP, completing his performance by showing a nice touch in threading a 21-yard TD pass to Moreno late in the fourth quarter."
  • "And some women use another pulling method, called threading, which is popular in Indian salons."
  • "Well, a new shop in Ocala's Paddock Mall is offering a traditional Indian technique called threading that claims to be a less barbaric way to remove unwanted hair."