Meaning of THREAD in English



Function: transitive verb

Date: 14th century

1 a : to pass a thread through the eye of (a needle) b : to arrange a thread, yarn, or lead-in piece in working position for use in (a machine)

2 a (1) : to pass something through in the manner of a thread < thread a pipe with wire> (2) : to pass (as a tape, line, or film) into or through something < thread ed a fresh roll of film into the camera> b : to make one's way through or between < thread ing narrow alleys> also : to make one's way usually cautiously through a hazardous situation

3 : to put together on or as if on a thread : STRING < thread beads>

4 : to interweave with or as if with threads : INTERSPERSE <dark hair thread ed with silver>

5 : to form a screw thread on or in

intransitive verb

1 : WEAVE 2 <the car thread ed through traffic>

2 : to form a thread

– thread · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.