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thread

 (thrĕd)
n.
1.
a. Fine cord of a fibrous material, such as cotton or flax, made of two or more filaments twisted together and used in needlework and the weaving of cloth.
b. A piece of such cord.
2.
a. A thin strand, cord, or filament of natural or manufactured material.
b. Something that suggests the fineness or thinness of such a strand, cord, or filament: a thread of smoke.
c. Something that suggests the continuousness of such a strand, cord, or filament: lost the thread of his argument.
3. A helical or spiral ridge on a screw, nut, or bolt.
4. Computers
a. A portion of a program that can run independently of and concurrently with other portions of the program.
b. A set of posts on a newsgroup, composed of an initial post about a topic and all responses to it.
5. threads Slang Clothes.
v. thread·ed, thread·ing, threads
v.tr.
1.
a. To pass one end of a thread through the eye of (a needle, for example).
b. To pass (something) through in the manner of a thread: thread the wire through the opening.
c. To pass a tape or film into or through (a device): thread a film projector.
d. To pass (a tape or film) into or through a device.
2. To connect by running a thread through; string: thread beads.
3. Sports To throw or send (a pass) though a heavily defended area to a teammate.
4.
a. To make one's way cautiously through: threading dark alleys.
b. To make (one's way) cautiously through something.
5. To occur here and there throughout; pervade: "More than 90 geologic faults thread the Los Angeles area" (Science News).
6. To machine a thread on (a screw, nut, or bolt).
7. To remove (body hair) by using a looped thread that has been wound tightly in the middle.
v.intr.
1. To make one's way cautiously: threaded through the shoals and sandbars.
2. To proceed by a winding course.
3. To form a thread when dropped from a spoon, as boiling sugar syrup.

[Middle English, from Old English thrǣd; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

thread

(θrɛd)
n
1. a fine strand, filament or fibre of some material
2. (Textiles) a fine cord of twisted filaments, esp of cotton, used in sewing, weaving, etc
3. (Zoology) any of the filaments of which a spider's web is made
4. any fine line, stream, mark, or piece: from the air, the path was a thread of white.
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a helical groove in a cylindrical hole (female thread), formed by a tap or lathe tool, or a helical ridge on a cylindrical bar, rod, shank, etc (male thread), formed by a die or lathe tool
6. (Mining & Quarrying) a very thin seam of coal or vein of ore
7. something acting as the continuous link or theme of a whole: the thread of the story.
8. (Classical Myth & Legend) the course of an individual's life believed in Greek mythology to be spun, measured, and cut by the Fates
vb
9. (tr) to pass (thread, film, magnetic tape, etc) through (something): to thread a needle; to thread cotton through a needle.
10. (tr) to string on a thread: she threaded the beads.
11. to make (one's way) through or over (something)
12. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to produce a screw thread by cutting, rolling, tapping, or grinding
13. (tr) to pervade: hysteria threaded his account.
14. (Cookery) (intr) (of boiling syrup) to form a fine thread when poured from a spoon
[Old English thrǣd; related to Old Frisian thrēd, Old High German drāt, Old Norse thrāthr thread]
ˈthreader n
ˈthreadless adj
ˈthreadˌlike adj

thread

(θrɛd)

n.
1. a fine cord of flax, cotton, or other fibrous material spun out to considerable length, esp. when composed of two or more filaments twisted together.
2. twisted filaments or fibers of any kind used for sewing.
3. (loosely) yarn or a piece of yarn used in weaving or knitting.
4. a filament or fiber of glass or other ductile substance.
6. something having the fineness of a filament, as a thin continuous stream of liquid, a thin line of color, or a thin seam of ore.
7. the helical ridge of a screw.
8. something that runs through the whole course of a thing, connecting successive parts: I lost the thread of the story.
9. Computers. a series of posts on a newsgroup dealing with the same subject.
10. the course of life, as fabled to be spun, measured, and cut by the Fates.
11. threads, Slang. clothes.
v.t.
12. to pass the end of a thread through the eye of (a needle).
13. to fix (beads, pearls, etc.) upon a thread that is passed through; string.
14. to pass (tape, film, etc.) through or into a narrow opening.
15. to interweave or ornament with threads: silk threaded with gold.
16. to pass continuously through the whole course of; pervade.
17. to make (one's way), as past or around obstacles or through a passage: He threaded his way through the crowd.
18. to form a thread on or in (a bolt, hole, etc.).
19. to place and arrange thread, yarn, etc., in position on (a sewing machine, loom, textile machine, etc.).
v.i.
20. to thread one's way.
21. to move in a threadlike course; wind or twine.
22. (of boiling syrup) to form a fine thread when poured from a spoon.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English threed, Old English thrǣd, c. Old Saxon thrād, Old High German drāt, Old Norse thrathr; akin to throw]

Thread(s)

 a line or string that links together actual items, episodes, or thoughts, collectively, and carries the theme along with it.
Examples: thread of our poor human affairs; of argumentation, 1774; of comforts, 1719; of history, 1736; of delicious melody, 1879; of patience, 1670; of rain, 1593; of sand, 1674; of truth, 1836; of his verbosity, 1588.

thread


Past participle: threaded
Gerund: threading

Imperative
thread
thread
Present
I thread
you thread
he/she/it threads
we thread
you thread
they thread
Preterite
I threaded
you threaded
he/she/it threaded
we threaded
you threaded
they threaded
Present Continuous
I am threading
you are threading
he/she/it is threading
we are threading
you are threading
they are threading
Present Perfect
I have threaded
you have threaded
he/she/it has threaded
we have threaded
you have threaded
they have threaded
Past Continuous
I was threading
you were threading
he/she/it was threading
we were threading
you were threading
they were threading
Past Perfect
I had threaded
you had threaded
he/she/it had threaded
we had threaded
you had threaded
they had threaded
Future
I will thread
you will thread
he/she/it will thread
we will thread
you will thread
they will thread
Future Perfect
I will have threaded
you will have threaded
he/she/it will have threaded
we will have threaded
you will have threaded
they will have threaded
Future Continuous
I will be threading
you will be threading
he/she/it will be threading
we will be threading
you will be threading
they will be threading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been threading
you have been threading
he/she/it has been threading
we have been threading
you have been threading
they have been threading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been threading
you will have been threading
he/she/it will have been threading
we will have been threading
you will have been threading
they will have been threading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been threading
you had been threading
he/she/it had been threading
we had been threading
you had been threading
they had been threading
Conditional
I would thread
you would thread
he/she/it would thread
we would thread
you would thread
they would thread
Past Conditional
I would have threaded
you would have threaded
he/she/it would have threaded
we would have threaded
you would have threaded
they would have threaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thread - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weavingthread - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
cotton - thread made of cotton fibers
dental floss, floss - a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
floss - a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
Lastex - yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads
ligature - thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
metallic - a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
nap, pile - the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave; "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
purl - gold or silver wire thread
suture - thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
tinsel - a thread with glittering metal foil attached
warp - yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
weft, woof, filling, pick - the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
worsted yarn, worsted - a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool
2.thread - 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"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
blade - something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; "a blade of lint on his suit"
3.thread - the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument togetherthread - 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"
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
4.thread - the raised helical rib going around a screwthread - the raised helical rib going around a screw
rib - support resembling the rib of an animal
screw - a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
Verb1.thread - to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular coursethread - 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"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
snake - move along a winding path; "The army snaked through the jungle"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
2.thread - pass a thread through; "thread a needle"
guide, pass, run, draw - pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
3.thread - remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; "She had her eyebrows threaded"
extract, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out, pull - remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
4.thread - pass through or into; "thread tape"; "thread film"
guide, pass, run, draw - pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
5.thread - thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
guide, pass, run, draw - pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
bead - string together like beads
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
wire - string on a wire; "wire beads"

thread

noun
1. strand, fibre, yarn, filament, line, string, cotton, twine a hat embroidered with golden threads
2. theme, motif, train of thought, course, direction, strain, plot, drift, tenor, story line the thread running through the book
verb
1. move, pass, inch, ease, thrust, meander, squeeze through, pick your way She threaded her way back through the crowd.
2. pass, move, push, work, inch, ease, string, thrust, poke Thread the shock absorber through the large opening.

thread

noun
1. A very fine continuous strand:
2. Something that suggests the continuousness of a fine continuous filament:
3. Slang. Articles worn to cover the body.Used in plural:
apparel, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment.
Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural).
verb
To put (objects) onto a fine continuous filament:
Translations
خَيْطخَيْط الحِكايَه، عُلاقَة الأشْياءسِن اللولَبيُدْخِلُ الخَيْط في الإبرَهيَشُقُّ طَريقَه خلال الجُمْهور
nitzávitproplétat sesouvislostvlákno
trådtrådetrækkegevindmanøvrere
lankapujottaapuskearihmasäie
filfiletagepasprocessus légeractivité
dretvakonacnit
átfurakszikcérnacsavarmenetfonalafûz1
òræîaòræîa sig áframòráîur, tvinnisamhengi, òráîurskrúfgangur
įverti siūlą įsiūlasskintissriegisverti ant siūlo
diegsievērtizlauztiesizsprauktieslauzties
aţăfirtort
navliekať
nitvdeti nitnanizati
tråd
ด้าย
iplikiplik geçirmekkendine yol açıp ilerlemeksettire
sợi

thread

[θred]
A. N
1. (Sew) → hilo m
a needle and threaduna aguja e hilo
cotton/nylon threadhilo m de algodón/nylon
to hang by a threadpender de un hilo
2. [of silkworm, spider] → hebra f
3. (= drift, theme) → hilo m
to lose the thread (of what sb is saying)perder el hilo (de lo que algn está diciendo)
to pick up the thread(s) again [of conversation, thought] → retomar el hilo; [of process, problem] → volver a tomar las riendas
she picked up the threads of her life/career againtomó de nuevo las riendas de su vida/carrera
4. [of screw] → rosca f, filete m
B. VT [+ needle] → enhebrar; [+ beads] → ensartar
he threaded the string through the holeensartó la cuerda por el agujero
to thread one's way through a crowdcolarse entre or abrirse paso por una multitud
the river threads its way through the valleyel río se abre paso a través del valle

thread

[ˈθrɛd]
n
(for sewing)fil m
a needle and thread → du fil et une aiguille
[screw] → filetage m, pas m
[argument, conversation, plot] → fil m
(= thin line) [light] → rayon m; [moisture] → filet m
vt
[+ needle] → enfiler
[+ laces, wires] → enfiler
[+ beads, objects] → enfiler
to thread one's way between → se faufiler entre
to thread one's way through sth → se faufiler à travers qch
threads npl (mainly US) (= clothes) → fringues fpl

thread

n
(of cotton, wool etc)Faden m; (Sew) → Garn nt, → Faden m; (= strong thread)Zwirn m; to hang by a thread (fig)an einem (seidenen or dünnen) Faden hängen
(fig, of story) → (roter) Faden; to follow the thread of a conversationdem Gedankengang eines Gespräches folgen; he lost the thread of what he was sayinger hat den Faden verloren; to pick up the threads of one’s story/a conversationden (roten) Faden/den Gesprächsfaden wieder aufnehmen; to gather up or pick up the threads of one’s career/lifealte Fäden wieder anknüpfen
(Tech, of screw) → Gewinde nt
(fig) (= thin line: of light) → Strahl m, → Streifen m
(E-mail) → Subject nt
vt
needleeinfädeln; beadsaufreihen, auffädeln (→ on auf +acc); necklaceaufziehen; threaded with silvervon Silber(fäden) durchzogen, mit Silber(fäden) durchsetzt
to thread one’s way through the crowd/trees etcsich durch die Menge/zwischen den Bäumen etc hindurchschlängeln; he threaded the ball through to Gascoigneer spitzelte den Ball zu Gascoigne durch
(Tech) screwmit einem Gewinde versehen
vi he threaded through the crowder schlängelte sich durch die Menge (hindurch)

thread

[θrɛd]
1. n
a.filo
cotton/nylon thread → filo di cotone/di nailon
to hang by a thread (fig) → essere appeso a un filo
to lose the thread (of what one is saying) → perdere il filo (del discorso)
to pick up the thread again (fig) → riprendere il filo
b. (of screw) → filettatura, filetto
2. vt (needle, beads) → infilare
to thread one's way through a crowd → infilarsi or farsi largo tra una folla
to thread one's way between → infilarsi tra

thread

(θred) noun
1. a thin strand of cotton, wool, silk etc, especially when used for sewing. a needle and some thread.
2. the spiral ridge around a screw. This screw has a worn thread.
3. the connection between the various events or details (in a story, account etc). I've lost the thread of what he's saying.
verb
1. to pass a thread through. I cannot thread this needle; The child was threading beads.
2. to make (one's way) through. She threaded her way through the crowd.
ˈthreadbare adjective
(of material) worn thin; shabby. a threadbare jacket.

thread

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thread

n. hilo; fibra, filamento; línea fina.
1. material de sutura;
2. cualquier filamento fino semejante a un hilo;
v. enhebrar, ensartar;
___ -likehiliforme, fibroso-a, filamentoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
A faint, fetid smell came from him, and a thread of green liquid oozed from his crushed head.
Madame Ratignolle folded her sewing, placing thimble, scissors, and thread all neatly together in the roll, which she pinned securely.
Ay, the French have gathered around the fort in good earnest and we have a delicate needle to thread in passing them.
A little girl, sent by her mother to match a skein of cotton thread, of a peculiar hue, took one that the near-sighted old lady pronounced extremely like, but soon came running back, with a blunt and cross message, that it would not do, and, besides, was very rotten
On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A.
He was too clever for a bad governess, for a parson's daughter, to spoil; and the strangest if not the brightest thread in the pensive embroidery I just spoke of was the impression I might have got, if I had dared to work it out, that he was under some influence operating in his small intellectual life as a tremendous incitement.
Since the thread of our humble hero's life has now become interwoven with that of higher ones, it is necessary to give some brief introduction to them.
But I lost the thread there, and dozed off to slumber, thinking about what a pity it was that men with such superb strength -- strength enabling them to stand up cased in cruelly burdensome iron and drenched with perspiration, and hack and batter and bang each other for six hours on a stretch -- should not have been born at a time when they could put it to some useful purpose.
I took her in my lap, and the surgeon sponged off the blood and took a needle and thread and began to sew it up; it had to have a lot of stitches, and each one made her scrunch a little, but she never let go a sound.
I got up and turned around in my tracks three times and crossed my breast every time; and then I tied up a little lock of my hair with a thread to keep witches away.
Well, now, if I didn't think you sewed his collar with white thread, but it's black.
The searching look of the eyes, the sharp voice, the hard knotty fingers, the thin straight lips, the long silences, the "front- piece" that didn't match her hair, the very obvious "parting" that seemed sewed in with linen thread on black net,--there was not a single item that appealed to Rebecca.