Definitions for cordkɔrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a small, flexible, insulated electrical cable.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  3. a ribbed fabric, esp. corduroy.

    Category: Textiles

  4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth.

    Category: Textiles

  5. cords, clothing, as trousers, of corded fabric, esp. corduroy.

    Category: Clothing

  6. any influence that binds or restrains.

  7. a cordlike structure:

    the spinal cord.

    Category: Anatomy

  8. a unit of volume used chiefly for fuel wood, now generally equal to 128 cubic feet (3.6 cubic meters), usu. specified as 8 ft. long, 4 ft. wide, and 4 ft. high (2.4 m x 1.2 m x 1.2 m).

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: cd 3 , cd. 3

  9. (v.t.)to bind or fasten with a cord or cords.

  10. to pile or stack up (wood) in cords.

  11. to furnish with a cord.

Origin of cord:

1250–1300; ME < AF, OF corde < L chorda < Gk chordḗ gut; confused in part of its history with chord1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cord(noun)

    a line made of twisted fibers or threads

    "the bundle was tied with a cord"

  2. cord(noun)

    a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

  3. cord, electric cord(noun)

    a light insulated conductor for household use

  4. cord, corduroy(verb)

    a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton

  5. cord(verb)

    stack in cords

    "cord firewood"

  6. cord(verb)

    bind or tie with a cord

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cord(noun)ɔrd

    a wire that connects a machine to an electrical supply

    the cord that charges my cellphone

  2. cordɔrd

    a thick string

    two feet of thick cord


  1. cord(Noun)

    A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fibre/fiber (rope, for example); (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.

  2. cord(Noun)

    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 ( vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.

  3. cord(Noun)

    A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 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.

  4. cord(Noun)

    (in plural cords) See cords.

  5. cord(Noun)

    : a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.

  6. cord(Verb)

    To furnish with cords

  7. cord(Verb)

    To tie or fasten with cords

  8. cord(Verb)

    To flatten a book during binding

  9. Origin: From corde, from chorda, from (Doric) χορδά, Ionic χορδή

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cord(noun)

    a string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together

  2. Cord(noun)

    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. Cord(noun)

    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 vanity

  4. Cord(noun)

    any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal

  5. Cord(noun)

    see Chord

  6. Cord(verb)

    to bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment

  7. Cord(verb)

    to arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord

  8. Cord

    of Core


  1. Cord

    Cord are a four-piece band from Norfolk, UK. Originally signed by Island Records on a five album deal they were released from their contract in March 2007. The band's song "Go Either Way" is featured on the soundtrack for EA's video game Madden NFL 07. Also, the song "Sea of Trouble" was featured in the NME Essential Bands 2007. The band split in 2008, however reformed in 2010 and released their second album, 'Later Is Better for Me, If That's Okay?', in 2011 on the NRone record label.

Translations for cord

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a piece of) thin rope or thick string

The burglars tied up the nightwatchman with thick cord.

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