Thread meaning

thrĕd
To thread is defined as to string things together or put thread through a needle or into a sewing machine.

An example of to thread is making a necklace by stringing beads together.

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Clothes.
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To connect by running a thread through; string.

Thread beads.

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(computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, generally expected to share memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.
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The definition of thread is a fine line, streak or string.

An example of thread is a thin line of sunlight coming through a covered window.

An example of thread is the string that is used for sewing two pieces of fabric together.

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A helical or spiral ridge on a screw, nut, or bolt.
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To throw or send (a pass) though a heavily defended area to a teammate.
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To occur here and there throughout; pervade.
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To machine a thread on (a screw, nut, or bolt).
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To remove (body hair) by using a looped thread that has been wound tightly in the middle.
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To make one's way cautiously.

Threaded through the shoals and sandbars.

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To proceed by a winding course.
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To form a thread when dropped from a spoon, as boiling sugar syrup.
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Any thin line, stratum, vein, stream, ray, etc.
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An element suggestive of a thread in being continuous or sequential.

The thread of a story.

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The helical ridge of a screw, bolt, nut, etc.
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A suit, or clothes generally.
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A series of forum postings, linked e-mail responses, etc. displayed chronologically and relating typically to a single topic.
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To string (beads, etc.) on or as if on a thread.
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To fashion a thread on or in (a screw, pipe, etc.)
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To interweave with or as if with threads.

A red tapestry threaded with gold.

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To pass or feed (tape, film, etc.) into or through (a recorder, projector, etc.)
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To go along or proceed in a winding way.
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To form a thread when dropped from a spoon.
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(1) In a multithreaded system, a thread is one process that occurs simultaneously with other processes. See multithreading.
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A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.
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A theme or idea.

All of these essays have a common thread.

I’ve lost the thread of what you’re saying.

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A sequence of connections.
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The line midway between the banks of a stream.
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(Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, all but the first replies to previous messages in the thread.
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A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.
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(figuratively) Composition; quality; fineness.
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To put thread through.

Thread a needle.

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To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).

I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.

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Origin of thread

  • Middle English from Old English thrǣd terə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English threed, þred, from Old English þrǽd, ðrǽd, from Proto-Germanic *þrēduz, from Proto-Indo-European *treh₁-tu-, from *terh₁- (“rub, twist”). Near cognates include Dutch draad German Draht, Icelandic þráður and Norwegian, Danish and Swedish tråd. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian dredh (“twist, turn”).

    From Wiktionary