What does thread mean?

Definitions for thread
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thread, yarn(noun)

    a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

  2. ribbon, thread(noun)

    any long object resembling a thin line

    "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"

  3. train of thought, thread(noun)

    the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together

    "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument"

  4. screw thread, thread(verb)

    the raised helical rib going around a screw

  5. weave, wind, thread, meander, wander(verb)

    to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

    "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

  6. thread(verb)

    pass a thread through

    "thread a needle"

  7. thread(verb)

    remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string

    "She had her eyebrows threaded"

  8. thread(verb)

    pass through or into

    "thread tape"; "thread film"

  9. string, thread, draw(verb)

    thread on or as if on a string

    "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"

Wiktionary

  1. thread(Noun)

    A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  2. thread(Noun)

    A theme or idea.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  3. thread(Noun)

    A screw thread.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  4. thread(Noun)

    A sequence of connections.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  5. thread(Noun)

    The line midway between the banks of a stream.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  6. thread(Noun)

    A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, generally expected to share memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  7. thread(Noun)

    A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, all but the first replies to previous messages in the thread.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  8. thread(Verb)

    To put thread through.

    thread a needle

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

  9. thread(Verb)

    To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).

    I think I can thread my way through here, but it's going to be tight.

    Etymology: From threed, þred, from þræd, ðræd, from þrēduz, from treh₁-tu-, from terh₁-. Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thread(noun)

    a very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted

  2. Thread(noun)

    a filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver

  3. Thread(noun)

    the prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1

  4. Thread(noun)

    fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a,s the thread of life, or of a discourse

  5. Thread(noun)

    fig.: Composition; quality; fineness

  6. Thread(verb)

    to pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle

  7. Thread(verb)

    to pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid

  8. Thread(verb)

    to form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut

Freebase

  1. Thread

    Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and ropemaking. Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing. Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thread

    thred, n. a very thin line of any substance twisted and drawn out: a filament of any fibrous substance: a fine line of yarn: anything resembling a thread: the prominent spiral part of a screw: something continued in long course: the uniform tenor of a discourse.—v.t. to pass a thread through the eye of (as a needle): to pass or pierce through, as a narrow way: to furnish with a thread.—adj. Thread′bare, worn to the bare thread: having the nap worn off: hackneyed: used till its novelty or interest is gone.—n. Thread′bareness.—adj. Thread′en (Shak.), made of thread.—ns. Thread′er; Thread′iness, the state of being thread-like or slender: the quality of containing threads; Thread′-lace, lace made of linen thread; Thread′-pā′per, a piece of thin soft paper for wrapping up a skein of thread.—n.pl. Thread′-worms, a popular name for Nematoda, a class of more or less thread-like worms, many parasitic, others free-living.—adj. Thread′y, like thread: slender: containing, or consisting of, thread.—Thread and thrum, all, the good and bad together; Thread of life, the thread imagined to be spun and cut by the Fates.—Lisle thread, a fine hard-twisted linen thread originally made at Lille in France. [A.S. thrǽdthráwan, to wind, to twist; Ger. drehen.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. thread

    [Usenet, GEnie, CompuServe] Common abbreviation of topic thread, a more or less continuous chain of postings on a single topic. To follow a thread is to read a series of Usenet postings sharing a common subject or (more correctly) which are connected by Reference headers. The better newsreaders can present news in thread order automatically. Not to be confused with the techspeak sense of ‘thread’, e.g. a lightweight process.Interestingly, this is far from a neologism. The OED says: “That which connects the successive points in anything, esp. a narrative, train of thought, or the like; the sequence of events or ideas continuing throughout the whole course of anything;” Citations are given going back to 1642!

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. thread

    [Ang.-Sax. thréd]. The middle of a river or stream.--To thread. To run a ship through narrow and intricate channels among islands.

Editors Contribution

  1. thread

    A type of matter created in various colors, materials, sizes and styles.

    They used various types of thread to sew garments together in the factory.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thread' in Nouns Frequency: #2629

Anagrams for thread »

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  2. dearth

  3. hatred

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thread in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of thread in a Sentence

  1. David Harris:

    They all have different goals and objectives based on their interests and health status. But if I were to pick a common thread it is the following: the need to de-stress through workouts that challenge their neurological, cardiovascular and muscular systems, popular trends are self-limiting exercises, ones that you can use your body as leverage and resistance against yourself.

  2. Patrick Moorhead:

    I've been in and around semiconductor companies for 30 years. There are never any guarantees, but one thread that I've seen is that the most successful chip companies have rock star architects and developers.

  3. Craig Cooning:

    There doesn’t seem to be a common core or thread that runs through it, The critical thing is to find our niche and extrapolate and exploit it ... We're not going to do everything, soup to nuts.

  4. Victor Hugo:

    He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.

  5. Morris Fiorina:

    Were I advising her I'd suggest she try to thread the needle - explain that free trade has great benefits for the country as a whole, but past and pending agreements do not adequately recognize and compensate the losers. She will remedy that failure.

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