What does cord mean?

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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


  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

  9. Origin: [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord, cord, fr. Gr. chordh`; cf. chola`des intestines, L. haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. grn, pl. garnir gut, and E. yarn. Cf. Chord, Yarn.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cord

    kord, n. a small rope or thick kind of string: something resembling a cord, as 'spinal cord,' 'umbilical cord,' &c.: (fig.) anything that binds or restrains: a measure of firewood, originally determined by the use of a cord or string.—v.t. to supply with a cord: to bind with a cord.—n. Cord′age, a quantity of cords or ropes, as the rigging of a ship, &c.—adj. Cord′ed, fastened with cords: furrowed, as with cords: (her.) wound about with cords: piled in 'cords.'—ns. Cord′-grass, a genus of grasses of which one species found in muddy salt-marshes is used for making ropes; Cord′ing, the act of binding: cordage; Cord′ite, an approved smokeless gunpowder, so called from its cord-like appearance; Cord′-wood, wood put up in 'cords.' [Fr. corde—L. chorda. See Chord.]

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  1. CORD

    What does CORD stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the CORD acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cord in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mario Gabelli:

    We do think there is going to be a lot of cord-cutting.

  2. Robert Burton:

    No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.

  3. Robert Burton:

    No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.

  4. Peter Wilderotter:

    We're really excited. We think the future looks very bright for those with spinal cord injuries.

  5. Paul Walker:

    He [Walker] was in the room. There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord.

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