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thread

noun (n)

  • a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: yarn
    source: wordnet30
  • any long object resembling a thin line (noun.object)
    Synonym: ribbon
    Example:
    From the air the road was a grey thread.
    A thread of smoke climbed upward.
    source: wordnet30
  • the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    He lost the thread of his argument.
    source: wordnet30
  • the raised helical rib going around a screw (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: screw thread
    source: wordnet30
  • A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course (verb.motion)
    Synonym: meander, wander, weave, wind
    source: wordnet30
  • pass a thread through (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Thread a needle.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string (verb.contact)
    Example:
    She had her eyebrows threaded.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass through or into (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Thread tape.
    Thread film.
    source: wordnet30
  • thread on or as if on a string (verb.contact)
    Synonym: draw, string
    Example:
    Thread dried cranberries.
    source: wordnet30
  • To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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