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cord- An amount of wood containing 128 cubic feet (4x4x8 feet); the name comes from the old practice of measuring a stack of firewood with a cord of a certain length. To cord is to stack or put up wood in cords.
cord, chord - Cord comes from Greek khorde, "gut, string of a musical instrument," and chord is a refashioning of cord.
Corda string composed of strands which are woven or twisted together, a central idea or link that strings things together; a measure of cut wood, stone, or rock.
These words are both pronounced /kɔːd/.
A chord is a number of musical notes played or sung together to produce a pleasant sound.
Cord is strong, thick string. A cord is a piece of this string.
A cord is also a length of wire covered with plastic which connects a piece of electrical equipment to an electricity supply.
Past participle: corded
|Noun||1.||cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"|
agal - a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh
apron string - (usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waist
bowstring - the string of an archer's bow
clews - the cords used to suspend a hammock
clothesline - a cord on which clothes are hung to dry
fishing line - a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
lace, lacing - a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
log line - a knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it
piping - a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
plumb line, perpendicular - a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
ripcord - a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent
ripcord - a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
slack - a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up the slack"
static line - a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane
string - a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
tie - a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
whipcord - closely twisted hard cord used for the lashes of whips
wick, taper - a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
wick - any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action; "the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it"
|2.||cord - a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet|
|3.||cord - a light insulated conductor for household use|
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
extension cord - an electric cord used to extend the length of a power cord
power cord - a cord to conduct power to an electrical appliance
|4.||cord - a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton|
Bedford cord - a heavy corded fabric similar to corduroy; used for clothing
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
narrow wale - corduroy with narrow ribs
wide wale - corduroy with wide ribs
|Verb||1.||cord - stack in cords; "cord firewood"|
|2.||cord - bind or tie with a cord|
to cut or sever the cord → soltar amarras
see also spinal, vocal