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Cord meaning

cord - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. stack in cords; " cord firewood"
  2. 2. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
  3. 3. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line.
  4. 4. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.
  5. 5. Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
  6. 6. See Chord.
  7. 7. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
  8. 8. To arrange ( wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
  9. 9. of Core
  10. 10. A thin rope; measure of wood of 128 cubic feet.
  11. 11. To secure by a cord; to pile up for measurement, as wood.

cord - examples of usage

  1. Suddenly Mrs. Hilbery pulled the cord with such decision that even Anderson had to listen to the order which she leant out of the window to give him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. They hung their dinner from the trees, out of reach, and made them cut the cord that held it, with an arrow. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. In this way the danger of injury to the cord during the animal's struggles will be overcome. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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