Definitions for: Cord

[n] a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
[n] a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
[n] a light insulated conductor for household use
[n] a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
[v] bind or tie with a cord
[v] stack in cords, of wood

Webster (1913) Definition: Cord (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord,
cord, fr. Gr. chordh`; cf. chola`des intestines, L. haruspex
soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g["o]rn, pl. garnir
gut, and E. yarn. Cf. Chord, Yarn.]
1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands
twisted together.

2. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of
wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet
high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a
cord or line.

3. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught,
held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the
cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of

The knots that tangle human creeds, The wounding
cords that bind and strain The heart until it
bleeds. --Tennyson.

4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord,
esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal,
Umbilical, Vocal.

5. (Mus.) See Chord. [Obs.]

Cord wood, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet
(when of full measure).

Cord (k?rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Cording.]
1. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with
cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a

2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the

Synonyms: corduroy, electric cord

See Also: apron string, apron strings, Bedford cord, bind, bowstring, capacity measure, capacity unit, catgut, chenille, cloth, clothesline, conductor, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, extension cord, fabric, fishing line, gut, heap, lace, lacing, laniard, lanyard, line, log line, material, narrow wale, perpendicular, pile, piping, plumb line, power cord, ripcord, rope, sash cord, sash line, slack, stack, static line, string, taper, textile, thread, tie, tie, twine, volume unit, whipcord, wick, wide wale, yarn

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