Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of cord | Another word for cord | What is cord?

Definition 1: a line made of twisted fibers or threads - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cord or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bundle was tied with a cord

(cord is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend

(... is a kind of cord ) a strong cord connecting a sash weight to a sliding sash

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

"he took up the slack"

(... is a kind of cord ) 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

(... is a kind of cord ) a lightweight cord

(... is a kind of cord ) a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, as a part of an instrument or a tennis racket

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

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

"he needed a tie for the packages"

(... is a kind of cord ) closely twisted hard cord used for the lashes of whips

(... is a kind of cord ) a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

(... is a kind of cord ) 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

(... is a kind of cord ) a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems

(... is a kind of cord ) (usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waist

(... is a kind of cord ) the string of an archer's bow

(... is a kind of cord ) a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery

(... is a kind of cord ) a soft tufted cord used in embroidery

(... is a kind of cord ) the cords used to suspend a hammock

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord on which clothes are hung to dry

(... is a kind of cord ) a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord with an attached hook that is used to fire certain types of cannon

(... is a kind of cord ) a knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it

(... is a kind of cord ) any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action

"the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it"

Definition 2: a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cord in the sense of this definition

(cord is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of cord ) a heavy corded fabric similar to corduroy; used for clothing

(... is a kind of cord ) corduroy with narrow ribs

(... is a kind of cord ) corduroy with wide ribs

Definition 3: a light insulated conductor for household use - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cord in the sense of this definition

(cord is a kind of ...) a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.

(... is a kind of cord ) an electric cord used to extend the length of a power cord

(... is a kind of cord ) a cord to conduct power to an electrical appliance

Definition 4: a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet - [noun denoting quantity]

Definition 5: stack in cords - [verb of contact]

Samples where cord or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cord firewood

(cord is a kind of ...) arrange in stacks

"heap firewood around the fireplace" "stack your books up on the shelves"

Definition 6: bind or tie with a cord - [verb of contact]

(cord is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

More words

Another word for corchorus

Another word for corbina

Another word for corbiestep

Another word for corbie-step

Another word for corbie gable

Another word for cord blood

Another word for cord grass

Another word for cordage

Another word for cordaitaceae

Another word for cordaitales


Other word for cordaitales

cordaitales meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce cordaitales