Meaning of CHORD in English

CHORD

[chord] n [alter. of ME cord, short for accord] (1608): three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously

[2]chord vi (14c) 1: accord

2: to play chords esp. on a stringed instrument ~ vt 1: to make chords on

2: harmonize [3]chord n [alter. of [1]cord] (1543) 1: cord 3a

2: a straight line segment joining and included between two points on a circle; broadly: a straight line joining two points on a curve

3: an individual emotion or disposition "struck a responsive ~"

4: either of the two outside members of a truss connected and braced by the web members

5: the straight line distance joining the leading and trailing edges of an airfoil

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.