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Definition of 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
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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