Meaning of CORD in English


I. ˈkȯrd noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French corde, from Latin chorda string, from Greek chordē — more at yarn

Date: 14th century


a. : a long slender flexible material usually consisting of several strands (as of thread or yarn) woven or twisted together

b. : the hangman's rope

2. : a moral, spiritual, or emotional bond


a. : an anatomical structure (as a nerve or tendon) resembling a cord ; especially : umbilical cord 1a

b. : a small flexible insulated electrical cable having a plug at one or both ends used to connect a lamp or other appliance with a receptacle

4. : a unit of wood cut for fuel equal to a stack 4 x 4 x 8 feet or 128 cubic feet


a. : a rib like a cord on a textile


(1) : a fabric made with such ribs or a garment made of such a fabric

(2) plural : trousers made of such a fabric

II. transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1. : to furnish, bind, or connect with a cord

2. : to pile up (wood) in cords

• cord·er noun

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