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Definition 1: a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for thread in the sense of this definition

(thread is a kind of ...) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of thread ) the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

(... is a kind of thread ) yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof

(... is a kind of thread ) a thread with glittering metal foil attached

(... is a kind of thread ) thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together

(... is a kind of thread ) gold or silver wire thread

(... is a kind of thread ) 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"

(... is a kind of thread ) a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

(... is a kind of thread ) thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)

(... is a kind of thread ) yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads

(... is a kind of thread ) a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery

(... is a kind of thread ) a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth

(... is a kind of thread ) thread made of cotton fibers

(... is a kind of thread ) a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool

Definition 2: the raised helical rib going around a screw - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for thread in the sense of this definition

(thread is a kind of ...) support resembling the rib of an animal

(... is part of thread) a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head

Definition 3: the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together - [noun denoting cognition]

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

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

Synonyms for thread in the sense of this definition

(thread is a kind of ...) the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

"thinking always made him frown" "she paused for thought"

Definition 4: any long object resembling a thin line - [noun denoting object]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for thread in the sense of this definition

(thread is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of thread ) something long and thin resembling a blade of grass

"a blade of lint on his suit"

Definition 5: pass a thread through - [verb of contact]

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

  • thread a needle

(thread is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 6: thread on or as if on a string - [verb of contact]

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

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

Synonyms for thread in the sense of this definition

(thread is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of thread ) string together like beads

(... is a kind of thread ) string on a wire

"wire beads"

(thread has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 7: remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string - [verb of contact]

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

  • She had her eyebrows threaded

(thread is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 8: pass through or into - [verb of contact]

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

  • thread tape
  • thread film

(thread is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 9: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course - [verb of motion]

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

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

Synonyms for thread in the sense of this definition

(thread is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of thread ) move along a winding path

"The army snaked through the jungle"

(thread has a similar meaning as ...) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

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