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Definition of "thread" []

  • Fine cord of a fibrous material, such as cotton or flax, made of two or more filaments twisted together and used in needlework and the weaving of cloth. (noun)
  • A piece of such cord. (noun)
  • A thin strand, cord, or filament of natural or manufactured material. (noun)
  • Something that suggests the fineness or thinness of such a strand, cord, or filament: a thread of smoke. (noun)
  • Something that suggests the continuousness of such a strand, cord, or filament: lost the thread of his argument. (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 "thread" in a sentence
  • "A hook must be fixed in some convenient place to make the waxends on, or, as they are called in the trade, "threads," which term it will be as well to call them by here; thus a _four-cord thread_ means a thread or waxend containing four strands of hemp, a six-cord contains six strands, and so on."
  • "The housewife's term for a ball of thread wound upon a central body, is a _bottom of thread_."
  • ""Kill this thread, kill buffer, and view next", '&' def kill_and_next; kill_and_then: next end def kill_and_then op dispatch op do multi_kill [@thread] end end"