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Meaning of cord

cord

Pronunciation: (kôrd), [key]
— n.
  1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together.
  2. a small, flexible, insulated cable.
  3. a ribbed fabric, esp. corduroy.
  4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth.
  5. any influence that binds or restrains: cord of marriage.
  6. a cordlike structure: the spinal cord; umbilical cord.
  7. a unit of volume used chiefly for fuel wood, now generally equal to 128 cu. ft. (3.6 cu. m), usually specified as 8 ft. long, 4 ft. wide, and 4 ft. high (2.4 m × 1.2 m × 1.2 m). Abbr.: cd, cd.
  8. a hangman's rope.
—v.t.
  1. to bind or fasten with a cord or cords.
  2. to pile or stack up (wood) in cords.
  3. to furnish with a cord.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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