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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

Normally, things are viewed in these little segmented boxes. There's classical, and then there's jazz; romantic, and then there's baroque. I find that very dissatisfying. I was trying to find the thread that connects one type of music - one type of musician - to another, and to follow that thread in some kind of natural, evolutionary way.
Jerry Lee Lewis

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

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

I think if you ask people why they watch me, there would be some common thread among all of them that I'm somewhat of an awkward older sister. I have a teen, mostly female demographic. How that happened, I don't know. But I think they see me as some sort of bizarre role model, and I'll keep trying to do that for them.
Grace Helbig

Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread, seemed to pass through the centre of this room and through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify, stiff, still and glittering... and the objects in the room drew a little closer together.
Robert Musil
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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