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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)

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.

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."