Simple Definition of cord
: a long, thin material that is usually thicker than a string but thinner than a rope
: an electrical wire that is wrapped in a protective covering and used to connect a device to a power source
: a part of the body that is like a string or rope
Full Definition of cord
1 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
3 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
5 a : a rib like a cord on a textile b (1) : a fabric made with such ribs or a garment made of such a fabric (2) plural : trousers made of such a fabric
Examples of cord
She wore the key on a cord around her neck.
They used cords to tie the tent to the trees.
Origin of cord
Middle English, from Anglo-French corde, from Latin chorda string, from Greek chordē — more at yarn
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of cord
1 : to furnish, bind, or connect with a cord
2 : to pile up (wood) in cords
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