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English noun: thread

1. thread (artifact) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving


Synonymsyarn


Broader (hypernym)cord


Narrower (hyponym)cotton, dental floss, filling, floss, floss, Lastex, ligature, metallic, nap, pick, pile, purl, suture, tinsel, warp, weft, woof, worsted, worsted yarn

2. thread (object) any long object resembling a thin line


SamplesA mere ribbon of land.
The lighted ribbon of traffic.
From the air the road was a grey thread.
A thread of smoke climbed upward.


Synonymsribbon


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)blade

3. thread (cognition) the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together


SamplesI couldn't follow his train of thought.
He lost the thread of his argument.


Synonymstrain of thought


Broader (hypernym)cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process

4. thread (artifact) the raised helical rib going around a screw


Synonymsscrew thread


Broader (hypernym)rib


Part meronymscrew


English verb: thread

1. thread (motion) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course


SamplesThe river winds through the hills.
The path meanders through the vineyards.
Sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body.


Synonymsmeander, wander, weave, wind


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)snake


Verb groupwander

2. thread (contact) pass a thread through


SamplesThread a needle.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, guide, pass, run

3. thread (contact) remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string


SamplesShe had her eyebrows threaded.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw out, extract, pull, pull out, pull up, take out

4. thread (contact) pass through or into


SamplesThread tape.
Thread film.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, guide, pass, run

5. thread (contact) thread on or as if on a string


SamplesString pearls on a string.
The child drew glass beads on a string.
Thread dried cranberries.


Synonymsdraw, string


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)bead, wire


Verb groupdraw, guide, pass, run









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