Definition of Thread

1. Verb. To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course. "Sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

Exact synonyms: Meander, Wander, Weave, Wind
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Snake
Related verbs: Wander
Derivative terms: Meander, Meander

2. Noun. A fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving.
Exact synonyms: Yarn
Generic synonyms: Cord
Specialized synonyms: Cotton, Dental Floss, Floss, Floss, Lastex, Ligature, Metallic, Nap, Pile, Purl, Suture, Tinsel, Warp, Filling, Pick, Weft, Woof, Worsted, Worsted Yarn

3. Verb. Pass a thread through. "Thread a needle"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Guide, Pass, Run
Derivative terms: Threader

4. Noun. Any long object resembling a thin line. "A thread of smoke climbed upward"
Exact synonyms: Ribbon
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Blade
Derivative terms: Ribbony, Thready

5. Verb. Remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string. "She had her eyebrows threaded"
Generic synonyms: Draw Out, Extract, Pull, Pull Out, Pull Up, Take Out

6. Noun. The connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together. "He lost the thread of his argument"

7. Verb. Pass through or into. "Thread film"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Guide, Pass, Run

8. Noun. The raised helical rib going around a screw.
Exact synonyms: Screw Thread
Generic synonyms: Rib
Group relationships: Screw

9. Verb. Thread on or as if on a string. "Thread dried cranberries"
Exact synonyms: Draw, String
Related verbs: Draw, Guide, Pass, Run
Specialized synonyms: Bead, Wire
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Derivative terms: String, String, String, Stringer, Threader

Definition of Thread

1. n. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted.

2. v. t. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.

Definition of Thread

1. Noun. A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string. ¹

2. Noun. A theme or idea. ¹

3. Noun. A screw thread. ¹

4. Noun. A sequence of connections. ¹

5. Noun. The line midway between the banks of a stream. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, generally expected to share memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently. ¹

7. Noun. (Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, all but the first replies to previous messages in the thread. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To put thread through. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles). ¹

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Definition of Thread

1. to pass a thread (a very slender cord) through [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Thread

1. 1. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted. 2. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver. 3. The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw. 4. Something continued in a long course or tenor; a,s the thread of life, or of a discourse. 5. Composition; quality; fineness. "A neat courtier, Of a most elegant thread." (B. Jonson) Air thread, the fine white filaments which are seen floating in the air in summer, the production of spiders; gossamer. Thread and thrum, the good and bad together. Thread cell, the gizzard shad. See Gizzard. Thread lace, lace made of linen thread. Thread needle, a game in which children stand in a row, joining hands, and in which the outer one, still holding his neighbor, runs between the others; called also thread the needle. Origin: OE. Threed, red, AS. Rd; akin to D. Draad, G. Draht wire, thread, OHG. Drat, Icel. Rar a thread, Sw. Trad, Dan. Traad, and AS. Rawan to twist. See Throw, and cf. Third. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thread

thread (current term)
thread blight
thread count
thread counts
thread maker
thread mode
thread necromancy
thread pool
thread pool pattern
thread pool patterns
thread pools
thread snake
thread the needle

Literary usage of Thread

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The origination of plane FiC. 76.— Screw thread Gauges. (Pratt & Whitney Co.) surfaces by scraping, until the mutual coincidence of three plates t,t \irrd ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"Closely d, to yarn is thread, and some reference to its ! will very properly come first. gh the kindness of Messrs. Barbour and Sons, of , one of the ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To pass through with a thread. of the size of that I have threaded it with, in The largest crooked needle, with a ligature 3. To pass through , to pierce ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In the first variety the machine works with a single thread ; the other forms use two, an upper and an under thread. The structure of the chain-stitch is ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"A thread on the boundary of the handle, broken at the shoulders of the handle. 3. The boundary thread i? turned at the shoulders into the form of rosettes ..."

6. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"A SPOOL OF thread [March, 1861] of'61; And I'll relate the story, though I fear, sir, WELL, yes, I 've lived in Texas since the spring such a simple thing, ..."

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