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- (General American) IPA(key): /kɔɹd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɔːd/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)d
- Homophones: chord, cored, cawed (in non-rhotic accents)
cord (plural cords)
- A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
- The burglar tied up the victim with a cord.
- He looped some cord around his fingers.
- A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper ((US) vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.
- A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.
- (in plural cords) See cords.
- Common misspelling of chord: a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.
- Dated form of chord: musical sense.
- (figuratively) Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.
- The knots that tangle human creeds, / The wounding cords that bind and strain / The heart until it bleeds.
- 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
- Every detail of the house and garden was familiar; a thousand cords of memory and affection drew him thither; but a stronger counter-motive prevailed.
- (anatomy) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.
- spermatic cord; spinal cord; umbilical cord; vocal cords
- (length of twisted strands): cable, twine
- (wires surrounded by an insulating coating, used to supply electricity): cable, flex
- See also Wikisaurus:string
length of twisted strands
wires surrounded by a coating, used to supply electricity
unit of measurement for firewood
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Translations to be checked
- To furnish with cords
- To tie or fasten with cords
- To flatten a book during binding
- To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
declension of cord