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An electrical cord.
Cord consisting of twisted fiber.

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Etymology

From Old French corde < Latin chorda < Ancient Greek (Doric) χορδά (khorda), Ionic χορδή (khorde), string of gut, the string of a lyre)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cord

Plural
cords

cord (plural cords)

  1. The string of a musical instrument.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A musical tone; an audible musical note composed of one or more sounds.
  3. A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fibre/fiber (rope, for example); (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
    • The burglar tied up the victim with a cord.
    • He looped some cord around his fingers.
  4. A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper ((US) vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.
  5. A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.
  6. (in plural cords) See cords.
  7. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.

Synonyms

  • (length of twisted strands): cable, twine
  • (wires surrounded by an insulating coating, used to supply electricity): cable, flex

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Translations

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Romanian

Etymology

Latin cor

Noun

cord m. (plural corduri)

  1. (anatomy) heart

Declension

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Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Cord may refer to:

  • String or rope
  • Cord (sewing), a trimming made of multiple strands of yarn twisted together
  • The spinal cord
  • Cord Automobile, a former American car marque founded by Errett Lobban Cord
  • The cord (unit of volume), used to measure firewood
  • In electronics, a cable
  • Vibrating string
  • A power cord or extension cord
  • Mycelial cord, a structure, used by fungi to transfer nutrients over larger distances.
  • Umbilical cord, a tube that connects a developing embryo or fetus to its placenta
  • Cord (band), a British rock group.
  • Cord (film), a 2000 film starring Daryl Hannah and Jennifer Tilly

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