cord


cord
cord [kôrd]
n.
[ME & OFr corde < L chorda < Gr chordē, catgut, chord, cord < IE base * gher-, intestine > YARN]
1. a thick string or thin rope
2. any force acting as a tie or bond
3. [from use of a cord in measuring] a measure of wood cut for fuel, equal to 128 cubic feet (3.6 m3), as arranged in a pile 8 feet (2.4 m) long, 4 feet (1.2 m) high, and 4 feet (1.2 m) wide: see also FACE CORD
4.
a) a rib on the surface of a fabric
b) cloth with a ribbed surface; corduroy
c) [pl.] corduroy trousers
5. Anat. any part resembling a cord [the spinal cord, vocal cords, umbilical cord]
6. Elec. a slender, flexible, insulated electrical cable, as one fitted at one end with an electrical plug to connect a lamp to an outlet
vt.
1. to fasten, connect, or provide with a cord or cords
2. to stack (wood) in cords

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