Cord

Definition of Cord

Pronunciation: kôrd
n.1.A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
2.A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; - originally measured with a cord or line.
3.Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.
The knots that tangle human creeds,
The wounding cords that bind and strain
The heart until it bleeds.
- Tennyson.
4.(Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
5.(Mus.) See Chord.
Cord wood
wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure).
v. t.1.To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
[imp. & p. p. Corded; p. pr. & vb. n. Cording.]
2.To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

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