A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
- The burglar tied up the victim with a cord .
A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper ((US) vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.
A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.
* 1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
- He looped some cord around his fingers.
(in plural'' cords ) ''See cords.
: a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.
: musical sense.
(figuratively) Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.
- Unerringly impelling this dead, impregnable, uninjurable wall, and this most buoyant thing within; there swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life, only to be adequately estimated as piled wood is—by the cord
* 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
- The knots that tangle human creeds, / The wounding cords that bind and strain / The heart until it bleeds.
(anatomy) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.
- Every detail of the house and garden was familiar; a thousand cords of memory and affection drew him thither; but a stronger counter-motive prevailed.
- spermatic''' cord; '''spinal''' cord; '''umbilical''' cord; '''vocal cords
* (length of twisted strands) cable, twine
* cable, flex
* See also
* extension cord
* power cord
* pull cord
* spinal cord
* umbilical cord
* vocal cords
To furnish with cords
To tie or fasten with cords
To flatten a book during binding
To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
(countable) A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.
(uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.
(countable) Any similar long, thin and flexible object.
- Round Ormond's knee thou tiest the mystic string .
- a violin string
A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged.
- a bowstring
- a string''' of shells or beads; a '''string of sausages
(countable) A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.
- a string of islands
(countable) A series of items or events.
- The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive
(countable, computing) An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
(music, countable) A stringed instrument.
(music, usually in plural) The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.
(in the plural) The conditions and limitations in a contract collecively. (compare no strings attached)
- a string of successes
(countable, physics) the main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics
(slang) cannabis or marijuana
A miniature game of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail.
The points made in a game of billiards.
A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
- no strings attached
A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.
* Francis Bacon
A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
* Bible, Mark vii. 35
- Duckweed putteth forth a little string into the water, from the bottom.
(shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
(botany) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.
- The string of his tongue was loosed.
(mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
- the strings of beans
(architecture) A stringcourse.
* See also
* score string
* second string
* (long, thin structure): cord, rope, line
* (this structure as a substance): cord, rope, twine
* (anything long and thin):
* (cohesive substance in the form of a string):
* (series of items or events): sequence, series
* (sequence of characters in computing):
* (stringed instruments): string section the strings, or the string section
* (conditions): conditions, provisos
To put (items) on a string.
To put strings on (something).
- You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.
- It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.
* (put on a string): thread
* (put strings on): lace
* cosmic string
* string along
* string band
* string quartet
* string up
* string vest