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English noun: cord

1. cord (artifact) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

SamplesThe bundle was tied with a cord.

Broader (hypernym)line

Narrower (hyponym)agal, apron string, bowstring, catgut, chenille, chenille cord, clews, clothesline, fishing line, gut, lace, lacing, laniard, laniard, lanyard, lanyard, log line, perpendicular, piping, plumb line, ripcord, ripcord, sash cord, sash line, slack, static line, string, string, taper, thread, tie, twine, whipcord, wick, wick, yarn

2. cord (quantity) a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

Broader (hypernym)capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit

3. cord (artifact) a light insulated conductor for household use

Synonymselectric cord

Broader (hypernym)conductor

Narrower (hyponym)extension cord, power cord

4. cord (artifact) a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

Narrower (hyponym)Bedford cord, narrow wale, wide wale

English verb: cord

1. cord (contact) stack in cords

SamplesCord firewood.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)heap, pile, stack

2. cord (contact) bind or tie with a cord

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bind, tie

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