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Definition of Thread


  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, n., 1.
  4. Fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a,s the thread of life, or of a discourse.
  5. Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.
  6. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.
  7. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.
  8. To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.
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Thread Translations

thread in Dutch is draad, garen
thread in Finnish is lanka
thread in French is enfiler, fil retors, enfilons, enfilent, enfilez
thread in German is Faden, Gewinde, Zwirn, Faden
thread in Italian is filamento
thread in Latin is ligamen
thread in Portuguese is linha
thread in Spanish is hilo, hebra, hilvanar