Meaning of CORD in English


— corder , n. — cordlike , adj.

/kawrd/ , n.

1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together.

2. Elect. a small, flexible, insulated cable.

3. a ribbed fabric, esp. corduroy.

4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth.

5. any influence that binds or restrains: cord of marriage.

6. Anat. a cordlike structure: the spinal cord; umbilical cord.

7. a unit of volume used chiefly for fuel wood, now generally equal to 128 cu. ft. (3.6 cu. m), usually specified as 8 ft. long, 4 ft. wide, and 4 ft. high (2.4 m × 1.2 m × 1.2 m). Abbr.: cd, cd.

8. a hangman's rope.


9. to bind or fasten with a cord or cords.

10. to pile or stack up (wood) in cords.

11. to furnish with a cord.

[ 1250-1300; ME coord ( e ) corde chorda chordé gut; confused in part of its history with CHORD 1 ]

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