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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

All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
Morihei Ueshiba

The biggest lesson that I've learned is that fashion is this tightrope where you have to be consistent but inconsistent. You need the connective thread but at the same time you need a sense of surprise.
Michael Kors

Operas elucidate, in a way sometimes absent in other theatrical productions, the very human fact that in every hero, there is a thread of duplicity. In every villain, there is another side to consider: We don't have to like him or her, but we are compelled to think about motivation.
Karen DeCrow
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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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