Meaning of THREAD in English
1》 a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibres used in sewing or weaving.
2》 a long thin line.
3》 (also screw ~ ) a helical ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc. or on the inside of a cylindrical hole, to allow two parts to be screwed together.
4》 a theme or characteristic running throughout a situation or piece of writing.
↘ Computing a group of linked messages posted on the Internet that share a common theme.
↘ Computing a programming structure or process formed by linking a number of separate elements or subroutines.
5》 ( ~s ) informal, chiefly N. Amer. clothes.
1》 pass a ~ through (a needle).
↘pass (a ~) through something and into the required position for use.
↘put (beads or other objects) on a ~.
2》 move or weave in and out of obstacles.
3》 [usu. as adjective ~ed ] cut a screw ~ in or on (a hole, screw, or other object).
OE thrd (n.), of Gmc origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004