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Definition of Cord

Cord

  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.
  4. Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
  5. See Chord.
  6. 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.
  7. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
  8. of Core

Cord Quotations

My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.
Joan Rivers

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Albert Einstein

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world.
Rosa DeLauro

Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.
William Butler Yeats

I like to hold the microphone cord like this, I pinch it together, then I let it go, then you hear a whole bunch of jokes at once.
Mitch Hedberg
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Cord Translations

cord in Danish is reb, snor
cord in Dutch is snaar, koorde, stemband
cord in French is corde, cordon
cord in German is Schnur, Strick
cord in Italian is cordicella, spago
cord in Latin is funis -is, funiculus, funis
cord in Portuguese is cabo, corda