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 thread thread

noun

  • () a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving  ( yarn, thread )
    a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
  • the raised helical rib going around a screw  ( screw thread, thread )
    the raised helical rib going around a screw
  • the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together  ( thread, train of thought )
    the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together
     I couldn't follow his train of thought
    I couldn't follow his train of thought
     he lost the thread of his argument
    he lost the thread of his argument
  • any long object resembling a thin line  ( thread, ribbon )
    any long object resembling a thin line
     a mere ribbon of land
    a mere ribbon of land
     the lighted ribbon of traffic
    the lighted ribbon of traffic
     from the air the road was a grey thread
    from the air the road was a grey thread
     a thread of smoke climbed upward
    a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • verb

  • () pass a thread through  ( thread )
    pass a thread through
     thread a needle
    thread a needle
  • () to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course  ( wander, weave, meander, thread, wind )
    to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
     the river winds through the hills
    the river winds through the hills
     the path meanders through the vineyards
    the path meanders through the vineyards
     sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
    sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
  • thread on or as if on a string  ( draw, thread, string )
    thread on or as if on a string
     string pearls on a string
    string pearls on a string
     the child drew glass beads on a string
    the child drew glass beads on a string
     thread dried cranberries
    thread dried cranberries
  • pass through or into  ( thread )
    pass through or into
     thread tape
    thread tape
     thread film
    thread film
  • remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string  ( thread )
    remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
     She had her eyebrows threaded
    She had her eyebrows threaded


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