- The definition of a cord is string or rope that ties or a measurement of cut firewood.
- An example of a cord is what attaches a plug to a lamp.
- An example of a cord is wood stacked in a pile that is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet wide.
- Cordis defined as to attach or secure with a tie, especially a string, rope or wire.
An example of to cord is to connect a wire to a laptop.
cord definition by Webster's New World
- a thick string or thin rope
- any force acting as a tie or bond
Origin: from use of a cord in measuringa measure of wood cut for fuel, equal to 128 cubic feet (3.6 m), as arranged in a pile 8 feet (2.4 m) long, 4 feet (1.2 m) high, and 4 feet (1.2 m) wide
- a rib on the surface of a fabric
- cloth with a ribbed surface; corduroy
- corduroy trousers
- Anat. any part resembling a cord: the spinal cord, vocal cords, umbilical cord
- Elec. a slender, flexible, insulated electrical cable, as one fitted at one end with an electrical plug to connect a lamp to an outlet
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French corde ; from Classical Latin chorda ; from Classical Greek chordē, catgut, chord, cord ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gher-, intestine from source yarn
- to fasten, connect, or provide with a cord or cords
- to stack (wood) in cords
cord definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A slender length of flexible material usually made of twisted strands or fibers and used to bind, tie, connect, or support.
- An insulated flexible electric wire fitted with a plug or plugs.
- A hangman's rope.
- An influence, feeling, or force that binds or restrains; a bond or tie.
- also chord also Anatomy A long ropelike structure, such as a nerve or tendon: a spinal cord.
- a. A raised rib on the surface of cloth.b. A fabric or cloth with such ribs.
- cords Trousers made of corduroy.
- Abbr. cd. A unit of quantity for cut fuel wood, equal to a stack measuring 4 × 4 × 8 feet or 128 cubic feet (3.62 cubic meters).
- To fasten or bind with a cord: corded the stack of old newspapers and placed them in the recycling bin.
- To furnish with a cord.
- To pile (wood) in cords.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French corde, from Latin chorda, from Greek khordē; see gherə- in Indo-European roots.
- cordˈer noun
cord - Medical Definition