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Definition of Thread

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.

Thread Quotations

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread. - George Herbert
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
George Herbert

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Lao Tzu

He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
Victor Hugo

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle

I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one's children.
Ednita Nazario
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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
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