Meaning of THREAD in English

THREAD

■ noun

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.

■ verb

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).

Derivatives

~er noun

~-like adjective

Origin

OE thrd (n.), of Gmc origin.

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